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Services we provide to Adjoining Owners

Services we provide to Adjoining Owners

May 15, 2024In Party Wall Advice
May 15, 2024|In Party Wall Advice

For adjoining owners facing the complexities of the Party Wall Act, Archway Party Wall Surveyors is your dedicated partner, offering a range of comprehensive services tailored to your needs. In this article, we’ll delve into the key services we provide to adjoining owners, focusing on impartial advice, meticulous condition assessments, and the preparation or agreement of party wall awards. With Archway by your side, you can confidently navigate the party wall process, safeguarding your property and ensuring a fair resolution.

Impartial Advice on Notice Responses:

Options for Responding to Notices:

Archway provides impartial advice to adjoining owners on their options for responding to party wall Notices.

Our expert guidance ensures that adjoining owners are well-informed and can make decisions aligned with their interests.

Addressing Unreceived Notices:

If adjoining owners have not received notices from their neighbours, Archway advises on the appropriate course of action.

Our team ensures that adjoining owners understand their rights and options under the Party Wall Act.

Detailed Schedule of Condition:

Preparation of Detailed Schedule:

Archway takes a proactive approach by ensuring a detailed schedule of condition is prepared for adjoining owners.

This schedule acts as a crucial record in the event of damage occurring during the construction process, providing comprehensive coverage.

Safeguarding Adjoining Owners:

The detailed schedule of condition serves as a protective measure for adjoining owners.

Archway’s commitment is to safeguard your property interests throughout the party wall process.

III.        Meticulous Consideration in Party Wall Awards:

  1. Comprehensive Analysis of Matters:

Whether acting as a single agreed surveyor or working with the neighbour’s surveyor, Archway considers all matters at hand.

Our approach is thorough, ensuring a comprehensive analysis that takes into account the interests of the adjoining owner.

Preparation or Agreement of Awards:

Archway is committed to preparing or agreeing on party wall awards that are fair and legally binding.

Adjoining owners can trust in our expertise to secure a resolution that reflects their rights and concerns.

Collaborative Approach:

Single Agreed Surveyor or Coordinated Efforts:

Archway is adaptable to the needs of adjoining owners, whether acting as a single agreed surveyor or collaborating with the neighbour’s surveyor.

Our collaborative approach ensures flexibility and efficiency in the party wall resolution process.

Ensuring Fairness:

Regardless of the surveyor arrangement, Archway prioritises fairness in the preparation or agreement of party wall awards.

Adjoining owners can be confident that their interests are being represented impartially and professionally.

Client Testimonials:

Positive Experiences:

Numerous adjoining owners have shared positive experiences with Archway’s services.

Testimonials underscore our commitment to delivering results that align with the expectations of adjoining owners.

Comprehensive Support:

Clients appreciate the comprehensive support provided by Archway throughout the party wall process.

Our dedication to client satisfaction is evident in the positive feedback received.

At Archway Party Wall Surveyors, our services for adjoining owners go beyond the ordinary, ensuring a comprehensive and supportive approach to navigating the Party Wall Act. From impartial advice on notice responses to meticulous condition assessments and the preparation or agreement of Party Wall Awards, our team is dedicated to safeguarding your property interests. Trust Archway to be your partner in achieving a fair and satisfactory resolution during the party wall process, backed by expertise, professionalism, and a commitment to client satisfaction. Experience the difference with Archway, your reliable partner in navigating the complexities of the Party Wall Act.

  1. Alternatives in Case of Non-Consent:

If the adjoining owner does not consent, the building owner must seek alternative designs for the proposed scheme.

Flexibility in design becomes essential to accommodate potential concerns.

Considerations for the impact of the redesign must be borne in mind, including additional design fees, construction costs, and the impact on the final development.

Responsibility for Special Foundations:

  1. Cost Responsibility for Construction Works:

If special foundations are placed under an adjoining owner’s land, the building owner is responsible for associated costs.

This includes costs related to any construction works involving cutting or removing the special foundations which may occur in the future by the neighbour.

  1. Consent Impact on Cost Responsibility:

Even if consent is obtained, the responsibility for costs remains with the building owner. Even if you have purchased a property not knowing that a previous owner constructed special foundations under a neighbour’s land, if they subsequently carry out construction work which requires their removal, they can invoice you for the cost of their removal.

Legal Compliance and Documentation:

  1. Ensuring Compliance with the Party Wall Act:

The process of placing special foundations must adhere to the Party Wall Act 1996. This means that a building owner must serve Notice on an adjoining owner, and get their written permission before placing the special foundations under their land.

Collaborative Approach and Best Practices:

  1. Encouraging Open Communication:

Open dialogue between building owners and adjoining owners is paramount.

Mutual understanding and addressing concerns proactively contribute to a collaborative approach and increase the likelihood of an adjoining owner consenting to the special foundations.

  1. Seeking Professional Advice:

Engaging professional advice, especially from experienced surveyors, ensures compliance with the Party Wall Act and a streamlined process.

Expert guidance is invaluable in navigating the complexities of special foundations and their impact on adjoining properties. A surveyor can ensure your works are compliant, and liaise with the adjoining owner to identify the benefits of allowing such foundations to be built under their land.


  1. Addressing Matters in Dispute:

The party wall awards we prepare cover all matters in dispute, providing a clear and legally binding resolution.

Building owners can proceed with their projects confidently, armed with a detailed and well-considered party wall award.

Smooth Progression and Communication:

  1. Ensuring a Smooth Process:

At every stage of the process, Archway strives to ensure a smooth progression of the matter.

Our proactive approach minimises potential obstacles and keeps the project on track.

  1. Clear Communication:

Clear communication is maintained throughout the party wall process.

Building owners are kept informed, fostering a collaborative relationship and reducing the likelihood of misunderstandings.

Client Testimonials:

  1. Client Satisfaction:

Numerous building owners have benefited from Archway’s services.

Client testimonials highlight our commitment to delivering professional and effective solutions.

  1. Smooth and Efficient Processes:

Clients appreciate the smooth and efficient processes facilitated by Archway.

Our dedication to client satisfaction is evident in the positive feedback received.


As the trusted partner for building owners navigating the Party Wall Act, Archway Party Wall Surveyors is committed to providing clear, professional, and efficient services. From project assessments to the preparation of detailed party wall awards, our team leverages modern technology to streamline processes and ensure compliance. Building owners can rely on Archway for a smooth progression through the party wall process, backed by transparent communication and a commitment to client satisfaction. Experience the difference with Archway and let us guide you through the complexities of the Party Wall Act with expertise and efficiency.

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