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Party Wall Matters

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 controls all works to party walls, party fence walls and excavations within 3 and 6 metres of an adjoining owners building. The Act implies specific duties on the developer (building owner) who intends to undertake the works.

Notice must be provided to the adjoining owner of the intended work and, in the event of a disagreement, statutory procedures and appointments should be put in place.Understanding the finer detail of party walls can be difficult, which is why bringing in the expertise of a building surveyor can help to avoid any disputes or mistakes. At JGS Consulting, we can provide specialist advice on party wall matters acting on behalf of either party implementing the provisions of the Act.

Who Are JGS?

  • Bespoke, personal service
  • Extensive expertise in inspection, project and health & safety services
  • Leaders in expert witness reporting
  • 30 years' Building Surveying experience
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  • JGS was founded in 2010 by co-directors Gavin Stewart and Julian Smith
  • We are independent Chartered Building Surveyors
  • We work in both the public and private sectors


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