ALAN RILEY ASSOCIATES
Party Wall surveyors
- RICS Regulated Practice
- Unique fixed price services
- 20 years specializing in party walls
- Fully insured
- Free party wall advice
Alan Riley FRICS MFPWS is a specialist party wall surveyor in the Wimbledon area providing expert fixed price party wall services to homeowners, architects, developers and small businesses throughout South West London, West London and Surrey.
When work is carried out to party walls or close to a neighbouring property , the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 sets out the procedures to be adopted. The Party Wall etc Act 1996 requires that a party wall notice of work involving the party wall is given to adjoining owners. If the neighbouring property is divided into flats, a party wall notice must be served on the freeholders as well as leaseholders. If you are a building owner carrying out work to your property that falls within the scope of the Act or if you are an adjoining owner where your neighbour is carrying out work to their property, Alan Riley Associates can provide you with timely, economical expert advice to guide you through the requirements of the Act.
Why choose Alan Riley Associates:
Alan Riley Associates has the experience to help you approach your neighbours to comply with the Act and deal with party wall matters in the most effective and economical way. We can help with a party wall agreement or a party wall award. We have a unique fixed price service and over the last 20 years have helped hundreds of clients with our party wall services. By approaching neighbours in the correct way, difficult situations and delay can be avoided.
A couple of weeks ago, we looked at one of the consequences of not serving notice under the Act- solicitors’ searches. Another reason for serving notice is that, where notice has been given and the Act is triggered, the building owner has rights to do things which...
We are often asked what are the consequences of doing work such as a loft conversion or extension without first serving notice and complying with the party Wall Act. One answer is that purchaser’s solicitors DO ask in their searches whether the Act has been complied...
It is a sad fact that contributors to consumer forums are more likely to criticise party wall surveyors as being an expensive irrelevance than praise them for a job well done. Yes, there are surveyors who charge too much, but it is worth looking at some of the reasons...
How not to prop a wall! Disaster strikes! We had a recent case in SW London where the owner of a house appointed a contractor to lower the level of their garden. No structural engineer was appointed to design the works and no party wall surveyor had been...