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10(4) Party Wall Surveyor Appointments
- Understand the Role: First and foremost, understand the role of a party wall surveyor. They act as impartial third parties responsible for resolving disputes and ensuring that party wall agreements are fair and legally sound.
- Check Qualifications: Ensure that the surveyor is qualified and experienced in party wall matters. Look for a surveyor who is a member of a relevant professional organization, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
- Independence: Choose a surveyor who is independent and impartial, meaning they do not have any conflicts of interest with either party involved in the dispute.
- Get Recommendations: Seek recommendations from trusted sources, such as neighbors who have undergone similar processes or legal professionals who specialize in property law.
- Obtain Multiple Quotes: Request quotes from several surveyors to compare their fees and services. Keep in mind that the cheapest option may not always be the best choice.
- Check Insurance: Ensure that the surveyor has professional indemnity insurance to cover any errors or omissions in their work.
- Review Contracts: Carefully review the terms of engagement or contracts with the surveyor to understand their scope of work, responsibilities, and fees.
- Meet in Person: Schedule a meeting with the surveyor to discuss your specific situation and gauge their professionalism and communication skills.
- Ask Questions: Don't hesitate to ask questions about the party wall process, your rights and obligations, and the surveyor's approach to resolving disputes.
- Confirm Timeline: Clarify the expected timeline for the surveyor's work and the process for resolving disputes. Timely communication and actions are critical in party wall matters.
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