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Party Wall Awards

Serving Party Wall Notices

If you have not spoken with your neighbours or do not know whether they will require a party wall surveyor then you should first serve a party wall notice. Your neighbour can then decide whether they wish to appoint a party wall surveyor or sign a party wall agreement.

The Party Wall Act requires a written "party wall notice" to be served on adjoining neighbours affected by works under the Act. We are pleased to offer a quick and simple online service for preparing and sending professional party wall notices. Notices can be purchased online in under five minutes and will be served directly on your neighbour(s) by post on your behalf. Our online system is simple to use and, once you have made payment, the information you provide will be sent directly to a specialist advisor for processing. We are usually able to prepare custom party wall notices within one working day of purchase.

Once you have served a party wall notice upon your neighbour he/she has 14 days in which to respond in writing. If he/she requests a "party wall award" or does not respond to you within the 14 days then both you and your neighbour must appoint party wall surveyors under section 10 of the Party Wall Act. You can either jointly agree upon a single party wall surveyor or you can each appoint different party wall surveyors.

If you have already spoken with your neighbours and they have said that they do not require a party wall surveyor then you may wish to purchase a party wall agreement online and give it to your neighbours to sign. There is no need to serve a separate party wall notice in this case.

If you have not spoken with your neighbours or do not know whether they will require a party wall surveyor then you should first serve a party wall notice. Your neighbour can then decide whether they wish to appoint a party wall surveyor or sign a party wall agreement. If they consent to a party wall agreement then you can use the discount code provided when you purchased a party wall notice to receive a reduction on the cost of buying one of our online party wall agreements.

If your neighbours decide to appoint a party wall surveyor after receiving the party wall notice then you will also need to appoint a surveyor. If you use a surveyor from VBA then we will refund the full cost of the online party wall notices from your surveyor's fees.

Vincent-Brown & Associates Limited do not provide advice on the suitability of any template for a particular usage or circumstance.

Canary Wharf (Head Office):
13 Ensign House, Admirals Way,
Canary Wharf, London, E14 9XQ,
Tel. 020 3150 0720
Fax. 0203 1500 620

Putney (South West):
93-99 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 2TG
Tel. 0161 935 8252
Fax. 0161 935 8001

Birmingham Party Wall Surveyors:
1 Victoria Square, Birmingham,
B1 1BD
Tel. 0121 616 0203
Fax. 0121 616 0101