Keith Douglas FRICS MCIArb – A Trusted and Credible Party Wall Specialist
05/09/2013

Keith Douglas – a Party Wall specialist with over 45 years experience, provides objective guidance on party wall matters.

Online PR News – 09-May-2013 – Oxfordshire. RG9 1AP, New York – Keith Douglas – a Party Wall specialist with over 45 years experience, provides objective guidance on party wall matters.

Keith Douglas Partnership

Established in 1968, the firm originally provided building surveying and architectural services to commercial and industrial clients. As the firm became multi-disciplinary in 1970 it focused on the following services:

• Neighbourly matters
• Acquisition and merger surveys of commercial, industrial and retail property
• The law and practice of dilapidations

Party Wall Surveyor

A Party Wall Surveyor is a person who specialises in resolving disputes arising under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. This legislation is only applicable to England and Wales.

Qualities of a Party Wall Surveyor

The basic qualification of any Party Wall Surveyor is to understand the provisions of the Act. The Surveyor has a duty to administer the provisions of the Act and not to favour one party over the other. It is here that the strength of Keith Douglas lies.

We appoint a person as a Surveyor who is not a party to the matter in dispute. That Surveyor is said to have the wall as his client.

Functions of a Party Wall Surveyor

The role of a Party Wall Surveyor is to resolve the dispute between neighbours where there is for example a proposal to excavate for a new structure within the specified distances from a neighbour’s property and to a lower depth that their foundations.

The parties can each appoint their own Surveyor or one Surveyor known as the Agreed Surveyor.

One of the duties of the Surveyors is to prepare a Schedule of Condition of the Adjoining Owner’s property. This has to be done before the work starts.

Why Keith Douglas Partnership?

• 45 years of experience in resolving party wall disputes
• Important presence on all distinguished platforms concerning this field

Get in touch with us and we will guide you through the entire process of Party Wall administration.

Find more information to http://www.keithdouglaspartnership.co.uk/ or feel free to call us at 01491 576321