Expert Party Wall Matters Services by Cheke & Co

Are you navigating the complexities of party wall agreements and need a knowledgeable party wall surveyor?

Look no further than Cheke & Co With our extensive expertise and commitment to excellence, we provide comprehensive solutions for all your party wall needs.

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Party Wall Matters

When it comes to party wall matters, having the right expertise on your side is crucial. At Cheke & Co, we offer top-tier party wall agreement services and expert party wall surveyors to ensure your projects go smoothly.

Whether you’re a property owner, developer, or neighbour, our team is here to provide you with tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements.

  • Party Wall Agreements

    When planning construction work near or on a party wall, it’s essential to establish clear agreements to prevent disputes. Our experienced party wall surveyors excel in crafting thorough party wall agreements that outline rights and responsibilities, ensuring a smooth building process. With our meticulous attention to detail, you can proceed with confidence.

  • Party Wall Surveys

    Our party wall surveyors conduct comprehensive surveys to assess the condition of party walls and neighbouring properties. By identifying potential risks and providing expert recommendations, we ensure your project adheres to legal requirements and industry standards. Count on us for accurate assessments and reliable guidance.

  • Party Wall Dispute Resolution

    Party wall disputes can disrupt your project’s timeline and strain relationships. Our expert team specializes in resolving disputes efficiently and amicably. We leverage our knowledge of party wall matters to find equitable solutions that protect your interests and maintain positive neighbourly relations.

  • Party Wall Awards

    Obtaining a party wall award from qualified surveyors is a legal requirement for certain construction projects. At Cheke & Co, our chartered surveyors provide detailed party wall awards, outlining the scope of work, schedules, and conditions. Rely on our expertise to ensure compliance and a successful project outcome.

Situations Requiring a Chartered Surveyor

When should you consult a chartered surveyor regarding party wall matters? We’ve got you covered:

New Construction

If you're planning a new build near a party wall, our surveyors ensure compliance and minimize potential risks.

Property Extensions

When extending your property, our expertise ensures the structural integrity of party walls and neighbouring properties.

Excavation Near Boundaries

Excavations near party walls demand precise assessments to prevent structural issues.

Party Wall Disputes

In cases of conflicts, our skilled surveyors mediate and find fair solutions.

Adjoining Owners Concerns

If you're a neighbouring property owner, we address your concerns and protect your rights.

Change of Use

Our surveyors assess party walls for compatibility with changing property use.

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Why Choose Cheke & Co

Our team at Cheke & Co brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every party wall matter.

We understand the intricacies of party wall agreements and surveys, allowing us to provide tailored solutions that safeguard your interests and ensure project success.

When it comes to party wall matters, Cheke & Co stands as your reliable partner in navigating the complexities of construction-related disagreements between neighbours. Our seasoned team of chartered surveyors brings a wealth of experience and expertise to ensure smooth interactions while upholding the provisions of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996.


  • Understanding The Party Wall Act

    The Party Wall Act is a cornerstone of construction law in England and Wales. Its purpose is to preempt disputes and provide a clear legal framework for situations where works, like kitchen extensions, loft conversions, or excavations, could impact party structures. These structures include shared walls, boundary walls, and even foundations.

  • Notifiable Work Under The Act

    The Act categorises notifiable work into three distinct sections:

    Section 1: New Boundary Walls This section covers the construction of new walls along the boundary. These walls, whether built up to the boundary wall or shared on the boundary wall, require careful consideration. While walls don’t demand the neighbour’s consent, walls necessitate agreement.

    Section 2: Work to a Party Wall Here, the Act lists various work types, from underpinning for basement excavations to repairs and rebuilding. The Act’s requirements ensure that the structural integrity of both parties’ properties is maintained during and after the work.

    Section 3: Excavations This section pertains to excavations for foundations within 3 metres of a neighbouring property and deeper than their existing foundations. The Act takes into account the potential impacts on neighbouring structures.

  • The Party Wall Procedure: A Step-by-Step Guide

    1. Service of Notices Building Owners must notify Affected Adjoining Owners of notifiable work under Sections 1, 2, and 6 of the Act. This can be undertaken by appointed surveyors or the homeowners themselves. Notice periods vary from 1 to 2 months.

    2. Response Upon receiving notice, Adjoining Owners can consent or dissent. This indicates whether they wish to appoint surveyors to represent their property interests. Responses include consent, dissent with agreement on a surveyor, and dissent with separate surveyor appointments.

    3. Schedule of Condition Before work begins, a photographic and written record of the Adjoining Owner’s property is created. This record assists surveyors in assessing any potential damage resulting from the work.

    4. Agreeing the Party Wall Award The Award sets out the notifiable work’s details, manner of execution, and timelines. It may specify requirements such as hand tools for certain tasks. Surveyors’ involvement ensures clarity and fairness.

    5. Service The finalised Award, including relevant drawings, is served on both owners. The Building Owner can begin work upon passing or waiving any notice periods.

    6. Final Inspection After work completion, surveyors inspect the property against the Schedule of Condition. If damage is noted, repairs are initiated, or compensation is offered.


Got questions about party wall matters? We’ve got answers:

A party wall agreement is a legal document that outlines the rights and responsibilities of property owners when construction work affects shared walls or boundaries.

If your construction project involves party walls, excavation, or adjoining properties, consulting a party wall surveyor is recommended to ensure legal compliance and prevent disputes.

The timeline varies based on the complexity of the dispute. Our expert surveyors work diligently to find swift resolutions.

A party wall survey involves assessing the condition of party walls, neighbouring properties, and recommending measures to mitigate risks.

No, obtaining a party wall award is a legal requirement for certain construction projects. Our surveyors provide detailed awards to ensure compliance.