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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!

February 17, 2020

Choosing a Party Wall Surveyor

Written by Beau Davies

In this week’s blog post we are going to be looking at a decision that every single building owner or adjoining owner will find themselves faced with; “How to choose a Party Wall Surveyor?” When considering this question, it is important to briefly refer back to the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and in particular, […]

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February 10, 2020

Licence to Alter Tips

Written by Bradley Mackenzie

Licence of alterations can often be a problematic bridge to cross and can usually be one of the final stumbling blocks before a leaseholder can undertake work to their property. Here at Berry Lodge we undertake numerous licence of alterations surveying jobs each year, and thought that we would look into some of the most […]

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February 3, 2020

Boundary Fences

Written by Tughan Musa

This time of year one of the joys of living in the Uk is the weather tends to be wet and windy. In the aftermath of a storm, fences can be blown down and hedges up-rooted. We can anticipate neighbours will be debating the replacement of these boundary features. But what happens if one neighbour […]

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Written by Beau Davies

Party Wall procedures are naturally governed by the Party Wall etc act 1996, however, when the Surveyors or the owners are unable to agree on matters, naturally they will end up presenting and fighting their case in court. I am going to be looking at the recent case of Amir-Siddique vs Kowaliw 2018. In 2008, […]

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Written by Seyi Omogbehin

In this week’s blog post, I’m going to look at what an Agreed Surveyor is, and also when are they required. In accordance with Section 10 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, when an adjoining owner dissents to a Party Wall Notice, the Act requires both parties to agree in the appointment of an […]

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January 13, 2020

Onigbanjo v Pearson 2008

Written by Tughan Musa

In this week’s blog post I will be discussing the case of Onigbanjo v Pearson 2008 relative to the Party Wall etc Act 1996. This case is widely controversial amongst Party Wall Surveyors as many have opposing views on how the case was dealt with and the decision the Judge arrived to! Under the Party […]

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