Looking at party walls from the neighbour’s perspective

Green and yellow neighbouring doors.

If your neighbour is planning to undertake construction works to their property, and these works are notifiable under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, they are legally required to serve you with a Party Wall Notice. Unfortunately, sometimes building owners fail to do this for several reasons. It might be that they are unaware of […]

Party Walls – Tips for serving notices

A party wall being constructed.

We have a team of specialist party wall surveyors at Harrison Clarke who are highly experienced in dealing with these matters every day. We are perfectly placed to advise you in this area and, in this article, we recap on what Party Wall Notices are, and answer some key questions we are often asked about […]

Party walls – Eccentric foundations

Construction if the foundations of a brick wall.

Why they cost what they do, and what to consider when you are comparing quotes ‘Eccentric foundations’ might sound like a strange term, but it is one that is quite common in the world of a party wall surveyor. When a building owner serves an Adjacent Excavation Notice on an adjoining owner, eccentric foundations are […]

Is a Party Wall process costly?

party wall in construction

As experienced Chartered Building Surveyors in the Southampton area, Harrison Clarke deals with party wall matters every day, and has many years’ experience in this area. First, a quick recap on the definition of a party wall… a ‘party wall’ is a wall that stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two or more […]

Party Walls – everything you need to know

Close up of a party wall.

If you are considering an extension to your property, or any building work that could affect a shared wall or adjoining property, read on for helpful information and guidance about what’s involved.