Last edited 05 Feb 2020

Party Wall Surveyor Costs

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All building owner party wall surveyor fees and agreed party wall surveyor fees should be fixed and never include any hidden extras charges.

They might be, for example (2020):

Party wall surveyor’s hourly rates range from £80 to £275 + VAT per hour, however, this is not to say that applying a full £275 + VAT hourly rate to the entire job is reasonable, as this would see the building owner paying far to high a fee. A reasonable party wall surveyor will only apply their full hourly rate to the actual party wall aspects of the job.

Administration time, such as printing, filing, creating files etc should be on a far lower hourly rate, this logic also applies for the time spent undertaking a schedule of condition.

Schedules of conditions can often take 1-3 hours depending on the size of the property and the level of the defect, an adjoining owner’s party wall surveyor on an hourly rate of £275 + VAT could therefore easily rack up a fee of £1000 + VAT when taking account travel. This could be deemed unreasonable, a good building owner’s party wall surveyor would be able to competently deal with an issue.

Party wall surveyor costs may vary as property type varies. For example:

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