Party Wall Surveyor Fees
Can partywall.expert provide fixed fees?
Yes, we can provide party wall surveyor fixed fees if you are the building owner proposing the work although fixed fees are not for complicated work. A fixed fee is is for simple work such as a loft conversion or simple extension.
We would normally want to see pdf. copies of your drawings so that we are sure the work comes under our fixed fee arrangement. All fixed fees are conditional upon the proposed scheme not being redesigned after notice has been served.Click on this text to edit it.
Is the building owner is responsible for the adjoining owner's surveyor's fees?
Building owner's are normally responsible for adjoining owner's reasonable costs. This includes the adjoining owner's party wall surveyor's fees. Depending what part of the UK you live in party wall surveyors generally charge between £90-£350 per hour. As you would expect, party wall surveyor fees in London are more than in Manchester.
Will the adjoining owner's surveyor also provide me with a fixed cost?
This is unlikely simply because the adjoining owner's surveyor can charge a reasonable fee for his work so does not need to commit to a fixed fee. It is often the case that then adjoining owner's surveyor charges more than your own surveyor when in reality he has less work to do such as drafting the documents.
Typical costs for simple work.
Here at Richard G Johnson Ltd we are happy to provide fixed costs which are £75.00 for a notice plus Land Registry search fees of £4.00 per search to find out the legal names of the adjoining owners and any separate leaseholders, for example.
Party Wall awards for simple works (such as chimney breast removal etc.) are fixed at £500.00* per award to include all correspondence between both surveyors.
A schedule of condition is charged at a flat rate of £400.00*. If there is more than one schedule of condition to carry out, then as long as access can be arranged on the same visit, there will be a nominal increase. If we are appointed as agreed surveyor we charged at an additional £160.00* per award.
All costs are inclusive.
Unfortunately we cannot do anything about next doors surveyor apart from check the logged time to make sure it is reasonable and raise a dispute if we think it is not.
The main advice when deciding who to act for you in the event of a party wall dispute is that you should choose your surveyor carefully. The industry like most others, has its fair share of charlatans who sound cheap at the start but end up costing you more in the long run. Always do some 'due diligance' before you agree to appoint a surveyor as you will not be able to rescind the appointment later on.
*Costs depend on UK location and subject to our Standard Terms of Business..
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