We engage with your project to identify Party Wall obligations and provide solutions to overcome your challenges.
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Party Wall legislation has been the speciality of Scott Surveying for many years. We have considerable experience in advising owners in all sectors from homeowners, developers, designers and property managers.

Party Wall: Homeowners

Party Wall: Homeowners

The quest for gaining more space on congested sites has resulted in literally ‘pushing the boundaries’ of the Party Wall legislation and we have been at the forefront of many creative solutions. Read more
Party Wall: Developers

Party Wall: Developers

The objective of Scott Surveying is to find creative solutions for developers to overcome legal boundary and neighbourly challenges, in order to realize the vision of their scheme. Read more
Party Wall: Designers

Party Wall: Designers

Party wall legislation places an onus on Architects and Engineers not to cause foreseeable damage to or compromise the future rights of neighbouring properties. Read more
Party Wall: Property Managers

Party Wall: Property Managers

Property managers are most often affected by Section 2 of the Party Wall Act, in the context of repair, maintenance or refurbishment of buildings. Read more

Party Wall: City Re-development, Oxford

The project involved the demolition of a steel frame block and re-development of the site.
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Party Wall: Modern Extension & Basement

The scheme comprises significant redevelopment of a period property.
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Bespoke Basement: Grade II* Regency Villa, Cheltenham

Albion House Social Club wanted to extend the property so that they could have a function room.
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Party Wall: House Extension, Cheltenham

The property is a Victorian terraced house which directly shares a party wall and rear garden wall.
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    Unlike most surveyors, we are specialists in giving Party Wall advice and our in-depth knowledge of the Party Wall Act 1996, has helped many building owners, architects, engineers and property developers, in the effective administration of the Act. saving large construction and legal costs.
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    Our biggest piece of advice is to seek early Party Wall advice to avoid unnecessary expenditure. Many designs contain significant Party Wall shortfalls, causing further financial costs to the building owner. Early input from Scott Surveying will reduce any potential challenges by an adjoining owner, delaying the progression of various Party Wall consents and significant costs.

    Christopher Scott, our party wall surveyor, has practiced in the area of construction (firstly as a builder and then as a building surveyor) for some 32 years, gaining substantial experience in all areas of construction, in particular dealing with design and construction processes and construction law. Chris has 15 years of considerable experience of advising property owners, architects, engineers and property developers with regard to all aspects of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. He has worked on a wide range of projects varying in size, type and complexity across England and Wales.
  • Scott Surveying’s early input in respect of the engineering design and temporary works to the party wall foundations ensured we satisfied party wall legislation criteria and negated potential delays to the project. We found Chris’s knowledge and experience invaluable.
    Caudles Structural Engineers, Cheltenham,
  • Our neighbours were having their house re-roofed and the roofers started taking off slates over the party wall and to our side of the boundary. We were concerned, but our neighbours and their roofers just would not engage with us. We contacted Scott Surveying and we were thrilled when Chris arrived on site only 55 minutes after our phone conversation. He handled our neighbour and roofers with great sensitivity and ensured proper procedures were followed. Not only was Chris very prompt with his actions, he was also very professional and provided excellent advice and direction
    Sue Salmon, Homeowner, Gloucester,
  • We have used Chris of Scott Surveying on numerous projects as he has always provided a high-level of service.
    Steve Carpenter, CAL Developments, Solihull, Birmingham,
  • We were concerned about damage being caused to our retail clients shop, but our clients solicitor recommended Scott Surveying and they were just brilliant. Chris’s ability to clearly identify the issues and provide solutions was invaluable.
    Mark Pope, Property Manager, Thornbury, Bristol,