The First Party Wall Surveyors

The 1666 act for the re-building of London was the first Party Wall Act and determined how Party Walls  and Piers should be built.  It specifically  required Party Wall surveyors to take an oath to carry out their duties as required by the authorities and that they be, “discreet and intelligent in the art of Building and to survey and supervise regulations and statutes and to be lawful” 

Those Party Wall Surveyors are now contained within Chartered Institutes ie Faculty of Architecture and Surveying of the Chartered Institute of Building

The CIOB surveyors can trace their history back to the great survey of William the Conqueror; The Doomsday Book.

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