RICS party wall guidance 7th edition with Michael Cooper

RICS party wall guidance 7th edition with Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper, head of Neighbourly Matters at Colliers International and Chairman of the Working Group on RICS Party Wall Legislation and Procedure 7th edition Guidance Note walks us through the most important changes of the 7th edition and how to implement them.

SurveyKit, The new app for your Schedule of Condition

SurveyKit, The new app for your Schedule of Condition

Four years after launching our flagship product Party Wall PRO, on the 23rd of September 2019 we officially released our second software tool for Party Wall Surveyors: SurveyKit. SurveyKit is the only software designed specifically for party wall Schedule of Condition reports. In this blog post I will explain how this new project was born and talk a bit about the problems that SurveyKit is solving. How did it all begin? Back in the early days of Party Wall PRO we…

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Your Key Performance Indicators will boost your business

Your Key Performance Indicators will boost your business

I talk to party wall surveyors as much as I can because, as I am running Party Wall PRO,  it is my duty to understand how the industry is doing and where it is heading. Not being a surveyor myself, I need to understand the subtleties of what drives surveyors’ businesses and the profession as a whole. Over the past year, the majority of people I talk to are telling me that things have slowed down.  The reasons are numerous…

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An interview with Shirley Waldron

An interview with Shirley Waldron

In this episode, Shirley Waldron of Delva Patman Redler talks about her work with Crossrail and how the Crossrail Act affected the application of the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996.

Shirley also gives her views on the effectiveness of the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996, its failings and what kind of amendments could be put forward and her opinion on whether all leaseholders are entitled to service of notice for works under section 6 of the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996.

Party Wall PRO Year End Recap 2018

Party Wall PRO Year End Recap 2018

This blog post is about the most important events and highlights of 2018 here at Party Wall PRO: January/February: The first achievement of the year was rolling out the Online Acknowledgement Forms (OAF) which allows Adjoining Owners to go “paperless”. They finally can fill acknowledgment forms online on a page that resembles the paper version. The Building Owner’s surveyor receive a response very quickly which enables them to carry on with the process rather than wait several days or even…

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Q&A session with Andrew Schofield

Q&A session with Andrew Schofield

In this episode, Andrew Schofield gives his views, interpretations and opinion on invoking the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 without serving a notice; the scope of Section 7(2) compensation; rights and obligations in using drones for surveys; demystifying the old conflict between the Pyramus and Thisbe Club and the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.

The Effect of GDPR on Party Wall Surveyors

The Effect of GDPR on Party Wall Surveyors

The effect of the General Data Protection Regulations on party wall surveyors. Data protection has always been one of those buzzwords that people tend not to get too exercised about and I don’t blame them. Even big corporations dealing with millions of customers on a daily basis sometimes fail to give data protection enough attention. Some of them found out the hard way: Talk-Talk was fined £400,000 in October 2016. Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and for…

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Stick with what you know; know what you know; know what you don’t know; and know where to find the answer

Stick with what you know; know what you know; know what you don’t know; and know where to find the answer

In this episode, Michael Cooper, Director and Head of Neighbourly Matters at Colliers International tells us what you need to know and where to find your answers. He tells us the frustrations of party walls and what happens after the award…