JONATHAN BAYLISS Chartered Surveyors are a specialist, London based, party wall surveying practice with over 15 years experience in commercial and residential property.
A building owner undertaking works subject to the Party Wall Act must follow the procedure as laid down by it. At JONATHAN BAYLISS Chartered Surveyors we offer an independent, practical and cost efficient service to individuals, architects, lawyers and property developers.
JONATHAN BAYLISS Chartered Surveyors takes the stress out of compliance by being approachable, efficient and ‘hands on'. We ensure statutory obligations are met, disputes are
resolved and work is completed on time and on budget.
call us now on 07766 578195
I would recommend Jonathan in a heartbeat. From the off, Jonathan was extremely helpful and responsive. He made light work of what could have been a very stressful process given that our adjoining landowner is a local authority. His reputation in the Wandsworth area precedes him – and for good reason.
What is the Party Wall Act?
It's there to enable an owner to carry out works to a party wall or structure while safeguarding the interests of their neighbour.
It is your responsibility, not the responsibility of your architect or your Local Authority to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to assist you in resolving any dispute that may arise between the two parties concerning the works.
Such work includes…
• Work carried out on an existing structure, or a wall that is shared with another property
• Building a new wall either as part of a structure or free-standing, up to or astride the
boundary with another property
• Excavations near a neighbouring building
The basis of the Party Wall Act defines and affirms the rights of a person (the ‘building owner’) wishing to cut into a party wall or to excavate for new foundations within a specified distance of an adjoining structure (the ‘adjoining owner’). Both parties may appoint a Party Wall Surveyor if the building work is notifiable under the Party Wall Act.
Please contact us by email or phone us on 07766 578195 to discuss your work