The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 was introduced in May 2007 and since then our Surveying Department has been involved in assisting clients with interpreting and complying with its content.
We consider projects and advise on party wall, boundary and excavation matters and issue legal notices if required.
Our surveyors prepare Party Wall Awards and administer their terms. We are also frequently engaged as Third Surveyors.
Solicitors often appoint Smithers Purslow for specialist advice on party wall matters and, in particular, to prepare expert witness reports where there has been a breach of the Act.
Our surveyors are members of, or are involved in, the National and Regional Pyramus & Thisbe Club and Faculty of Party Wall Surveyor events, training and committees, ensuring we have up to date knowledge of this evolving legislation.