Agreed Party Wall Surveyor In a small and simple domestic situation, where minimal disturbance to the party wall is likely, an agreed surveyor can be a sensible and cost-effective option for the parties. Section 10 (1) (a) of the states: Where a dispute arises or is deemed to have arisen between a building owner and… Continue reading Agreed Party Wall Surveyor
The Statutory & Quasi-Judicial role of the Party Wall Surveyor A building owner has extensive rights under the party wall act including rights to entry but to exercise these rights they must serve notices upon any affected adjoining owner. The adjoining owner then has reciprocal rights. When a dispute arises both owners must select a surveyor and then the first duty… Continue reading The Statutory & Quasi-Judicial role of the Party Wall Surveyor
Recent Judicial Review supports the need for a Learned professional institute for Party Wall Surveyors and highlights why most current institutes, clubs, learned groups and professional organisations may not be able to fulfil that role argues Bruce Spenser MSc MCIOB.
The Ben act & Case no:  EWHC 1240 (Admin)* – are there any similarities?: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2019/26/enacted/data.htm by the use of 2 Conditional hypotheses ( Section 1 and 2) attempts to fix the entire situation, in law, in the state of the parties’/party’s (Benn and his remain supporters) expectation at the time of reference as did the appealed (and set aside) Party Wall Award; Obiter “For better or worse, the award cannot, properly be made to fix the entire situation”.
A Chartered Professional Party Wall Surveyor and Building Surveyor has a practice relevant degree and is a member of a Chartered institute but it doesn’t end there, indeed that is just the beginning; A professional is not only required by their Institute but should be so trained and disciplined to constantly reflect on the services they offer and to reflect and study on anything which they can not take in their stride until they can: and what better way to do this than to share these reflections via posts and blogs with fellow professionals, students and clients and potential clients via a feedback blog:
Insurance v Escrow for Security for Expenses Section 12 of the act allows for an adjoining owner to require security for expenses which protects an adjoining owner should the Building Owner become insolvent or abandon the works. Security used to placed in an escrow account, however PIB Insurance brokers have come to the fore and… Continue reading Insurance v Escrow for Security for Expenses