Party Wall matters
Increasingly a large segment of the work that LFP are asked to get involved with includes party wall matters. The party wall surveyor’s role is to resolve differences between neighbours when building works to a party structure are proposed. The surveyor will resolve the dispute by making an Award, which is legally binding on both parties. A surveyor appointed under the provisions of the Party Wall Act 1996 has a duty to the Act and not to the party or parties appointing him/her and must have an extensive knowledge of construction and the Act.