Hourican & Associates are Party Wall Surveyors in London, we are Party Wall Experts.
Hourican & Associates are accredited Party Wall surveyors based in London, our surveyors are Party Wall experts, contact us today for a free quote.
We are fully qualified members of the FPWS, Pyramus & Thisbe Club and regulated by RIC's, CIOB & CABE.
As a chartered building consultancy, we specialise in Party Wall matters throughout London, we are Party Wall experts and will always ensure our clients' interests are protected during building works whether they are the building owner or have been served notice as an adjoining neighbour.
Contact us today for Party Wall Surveys, Party Wall Awards, Party Wall Agreements.
Hourican & Associates are a leading chartered building consultancy in London we specialise in all Party Wall matters.
Party wall surveying
The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 covers three distinct types of work; alterations to party structures (usually walls but may also be floors), the construction of new walls at the boundary and excavation close to neighbouring properties.
These are some typical examples of work that is likely to be covered by the Act:
Cutting beams into a party wall as part of a loft conversion
Removing chimney breasts that are attached to a party wall
Excavating for the foundations to a new extension within 3m of a neighbouring or shared structure
Underpinning a party wall to facilitate a basement extension
Where work falls within the scope of the Act it is necessary for a building owner to serve notice and obtain the affected adjoining owner’s consent; if that consent is not forthcoming the parties are deemed to be ‘in dispute’ under the Act and surveyors must be appointed so that the dispute can be resolved by way of a Party Wall Agreement (technically called an ‘Award’).
If the two appointed surveyors fail to agree upon any of the issues in dispute, they can make a referral to a previously selected Third Surveyor.
Our expert Party Wall surveyors are qualified & completely understand buildings and building processes, we are ready to help you ensure that your building and interests are fully protected during building works.