Party Wall Surveyor

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 is a complex piece of legislation that places rights and obligations on owners and neighbours on both sides of a boundary where works are proposed either on or close to the boundary.

When administered correctly, the legislation provides an effective mechanism to deal fairly and equitably with any issues that arise.

Peacock Stevens are experts in the administration of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act). Under the Act, the person desirous in undertaking work is referred to as the building owner. A building owner must consider the impact that any proposed works may have on any neighbours, and particularly if it is necessary to serve a notice under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.  If a notice is served incorrectly, all that follows is invalid – this will likely cause significant costs in terms of delays and additional legal expenses.

In addition to works to a Party Structure, excavations within prescribed distances from neighbouring property will also require notices to be served.

Under the Act, the neighbour is referred to as the adjoining owner. If you have received notification for works under the Party Wall Act or are aware of works that you think might be notifiable, we can provide guidance in this regard.

As the adjoining owner in receipt of a notice, you are entitled to appoint a Surveyor to protect your interest and in most circumstances, you will not have to pay for the Services of a Surveyor. Where a formal Award is required, costs are usually borne by the building owner.

Peacock Stevens are experienced in handling a wide range of Domestic and Commercial Party Wall issues from those relating to domestic extensions to multi-million pound new build commercial projects within city centres.


Peacock Stevens were appointed by PRT Corporation through Zerum to provide Neighbourly Matters Advice in connection with the proposed development of a new hotel in the centre of Blackpool.


Professional and pragmatic advice from an experienced building surveying practice who we are always happy to recommend to our clients.

Tony IbbotsonLee Baron Ltd Manchester

Peacock Stevens have continued to deliver a pro-active and professional service during the years that I have worked with them. Their communication throughout the process is excellent, delivering the projects in an efficient and timely manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service.

Steve DooganCapreon

We have appointed Peacock Stevens on numerous projects ranging from retail conversions and extensions to large-scale petrol filling station developments. They have continuously delivered in terms of their professional and diligent approach, and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.

Northhold Group

I recently used Peacock Stevens when looking to purchase a new house. In the end I instructed two surveys as the depth and quality of the report on the first property identified defects that would have meant significant costs to me, meaning I did not proceed.

I am pleased that my second choice was defect free and the quality and detail in the survey was again of the highest standard.

Mrs Frances Hilton

Peacock Stevens recently carried out an RICS Building Survey for me on a house I was looking to purchase. The report was thorough and detailed but was also easy to understand. We are very happy in our new home.

Mr S Davenport

An excellent and comprehensive report and we will take heed of its findings. We are proceeding with the purchase and hopefully all will go according to plan. Thank you and with best wishes

Dr John Taylor-Robinson


Please contact us to discuss your Party Wall Surveyor requirements on 0151 218 7950 or via the form below.

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