Party Wall Matters agreed in Woolwich!
DMP have recently completed the agreement of awards for Party Wall matters in Woolwich. The clients all affected by 1no development occurring on Powis Street.
The proposed development is to create a number of residential flats within a landlocked site on Powis Street, Woolwich. We were able to meet onsite with the neighbouring owners surveyors and provide some insight into the area. Specifically, how the buildings constructed and identifying the main contact in regards further access during the construction.
DMP reviewed the proposals including structural designs and have agreed awards to be engrossed for all parties.
We look forward to inspecting the proposed development in 12 months time when the works are complete. We are confident that the development will enhance Woolwich further.
Our expert Surveyors undertake a number of Party Wall works.
Interestingly we have provided below the timescales involved for your information;
Day one You serve notice to all the legal owners citing the relevant sections of the Party Wall Act and stating when the works will start only, which must be in at least two months' time.
Day 15 Your neighbour must have agreed in writing to your notice. If they fail to reply they are deemed to have dissented. If they dissent you should send them another letter stating they must appoint a party wall surveyor within 10 days or you will appoint one on their behalf.
Day 26 Your neighbour should have decided at this point whether they wish to appoint a surveyor. If they haven't you can appoint one on their behalf, but this must not be the same surveyor you are using. You pay for all surveyors' fees, so it's in your interest to get your neighbour to agree to share a single surveyor.
Day 27 From this point on you are in the hands of the appointed surveyor(s), who will make a record of the existing condition of your neighbour's property so any damage can be fairly assessed later. You will also receive a party wall award laying out rules your builder will have to follow, such as restrictions on when and how the party wall works should be carried out, and any additional work needed to protect your neighbour's property. Your builder will also be allowed to legally trespass on your neighbour's property if the surveyors deem it necessary to carry out the party wall works.
Day one plus two months Work can begin if the party wall award has been agreed by all surveyors.
Day one plus 12 months Work must have started by now
Furthermore, contact us to discuss your Party Wall needs.