Party Wall Twickenham

Twickenham had a fairly easy time of it when the plague hit in 1665, with only 67 deaths recorded. It was a thriving area with something of a reputation. 1659 sees the first mention of the Twickenham Ferry (although it was undoubtedly in operation for hundreds of years prior to this), the primary function of which was to carry customers to and from an infamous floating den of iniquity known as ‘The Folly’. 

The “loose and disorderly” patrons allegedly caused distress to persons of “fashion and distinction” in the area, although it’s highly likely that those persons of fashion and distinction were The Folly’s most loyal customers! If you’re aiming for a level of distinction with your own property by undertaking improvements and renovations, you may be tempted to negotiate red tape yourself. However, getting an expert on board can save you a lot of time, and where party wall issues are concerned could save you a lot of worry. A party wall surveyor will not only help you with the required paperwork, but help you with any disagreements that may result from your plans.

Would I need to serve Party Wall Notice in Tickenham?

If the work that you are having done on your property will have an impact on the structure or is close to a shared wall or boundary, then you have a legal requirement to serve your adjoining neighbour or neighbours with a notice. This notice will give details of all the work that is to be carried out and request the consent of your neighbours to that work.

Your neighbours will then find themselves faced with a number of choices. They can consent to the work being carried out, give their consent but ask for a schedule of condition or dissent while requesting a full Party Wall Award which should include a schedule of condition.

It is the responsibility of the owner, who wants the work done, to pay for whatever choice is made by the adjoining owner.

Are there benefits to having a Party Wall award in Twickenham?

In short, there are very definite benefits to both the owner and the adjoining owner, or owners, if there is a Party Wall Award. Both will be protected in the event that a schedule of condition is carried out. This means that in the event of an issue, for example, should cracks appear in the shared wall, whether this occurs while the building work is taking place or in the years after that there is a record that will document the condition of the wall prior to the work taking place. This is done in the form of photographs so that the original condition of the wall is fully documented. 

As a legal document the Party Wall Award will normally be contained within the schedule of condition, this allows a surveyor to award any necessary compensation while the owner avoids any potentially expensive legal action being taken in a county court. Any documentation and photographs are retained by the surveyor for an indefinite period.

Your neighbours will then find themselves faced with a number of choices. They can consent to the work being carried out, give their consent but ask for a schedule of condition or dissent while requesting a full Party Wall Award which should include a schedule of condition.

It is the responsibility of the owner, who wants the work done, to pay for whatever choice is made by the adjoining owner.

Our services

From start to finish we can offer you a service that is complete and will give you everything that you need. We will begin with an initial assessment, this will allow us to produce a Party Wall Award. We will then visit you and conduct a schedule of condition survey, including a condition report, before creating a package for you that includes all the building plans. In short, we will provide you with everything that you need in a timely and professional manner.

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No, paying for our services will not break your bank in the process. We aim to provide top-notch service in the most competitive rates in the UK, so that you can enjoy a high quality experience without losing all of your money. We discuss and assess the complexity of your project and provide you with a fair quote.

Whether you are maximising the space or wish to add value to your property so that you can reap profits in the future, using our services is just the right option for you.

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