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Property Surveying Blog


In our informative Property Surveying Blog we take pride in writing weekly blog posts on Property Surveying.

Whether it is Party Wall Surveying, RICS HomeBuyer Reports, Valuations or Property Defects, you can be sure to find a blog post on the topic here!

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a framework for resolving “disputes” between a building owner (the person doing the construction works) and an adjoining owner (the person who lives next to the building owner). The Party Wall etc Act 1996, covers three distinct types of works: Building a party wall on a shared property […]

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Written by Berry Lodge Surveyors

Often this applies to a premise (residential or commercial) which a tenant (also known as a leaseholder) occupies under a leasehold agreement. A tenant wishing to make certain changes to the premises will require the legal consent of the landlord (also known as a freeholder). This consent is offered in the form of a License […]

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Written by Beau Davies

In many cases, a Party Wall Notice may the first time the adjoining owner is notified of the building owner’s proposed construction works. Party Wall Notices will often also be quite a comprehensive information pack for an adjoining owner to receive, often containing; a Party Wall Surveyor’s letter explaining the Act, Works and Notice. The […]

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May 4, 2020

Typical Brick Defects

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

In this week’s blog post, I will be discussing the typical defects that occur to brickwork and their common causes. Defective brickwork can have various causes, this could include poor design, workmanship and whilst bricks are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, they can at times succumb to them. Let’s discuss some common brick defects: […]

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Written by Mohbin Malik

You arrive home to find a Party Wall Notice which is in the form of a Letter, under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Your neighbour is intending to carry out some works. What are your Party Wall Notice Response options? You can ignore the Letter/Notice, but that will have consequences. You can sign the […]

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April 20, 2020

Free Party Wall Advice

Written by Beau Davies

Here at Berry Lodge Surveyors, we know that Party Wall Surveying matters can often be a confusing part of property law. More often than not the Party Wall procedures and the Party Wall etc Act 1996 can be discovered at a later stage of the pre works construction process. This not only adds unplanned delays […]

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