This is a party wall Award that is put in place once party wall works are partially or have been fully completed.
They are sometimes agreed in order to deal with allegations of damage, or claims made. They may also be put in place to provide clarity on the scope of works carried out, and include ‘as – built’ drawings, or similar.
In order to draw up a retrospective party wall agreement, an Agreed Surveyor, or two party wall Surveyors need to be appointed under Section 10 of the Act, with the knowledge of both Owners concerned.
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At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we’re a team of independent and impartial RICS surveyors that can carry out party wall matters. If you have any questions or need advice don’t hesitate to call us on 020 3598 6730.
If you are selling your property, you should seek advice from a conveyancer or solicitor about whether you can get some form of indemnity insurance in the event of any claims being made later (once the conveyance has taken place).
Otherwise, you would need your neighbour(s) to 'buy in' to the principle of a retrospective Award being put in place - the Surveyors (and it can end up being two separate surveyors) costs of doing so can often exceed any reported claims of damage. If you do not get on with your neighbour(s), then this is the kind of thing that may need to be declared as a 'dispute' with your next door neighbour, on conveyancing questionnaires.
Surveyors can't give a timescale or a fixed cost of taking on such instructions, as it is all based on a supposition, and the information that they would usually have may not be available.
The timescale of putting a Retrospective Award in place may not accord with the vendor's, or buyer's intended programme.
If you are a buyer, you will need to make your own enquiries to satisfy yourself before a conveyance takes place; and again, getting indemnities in place if you are advised to do so.
Alaa is a very nice, helpful and knowledgeable, patient person. He was willing to spend time with me to go through the report in detail and provide me recommendations for any problems. Very professional service and highly recommended.
16:56 21 Dec 21
Having recently been provided with a New Build Snagging ReportI would like to praise the administration staff for their prompt and professional communication.Similarly I am very pleased with the work that Alaa Ali has done in producing the Snagging report -it is a very comprehensive and detailed report and he has also made further recommendations on how to improve specific areas of the property to avoid potential problems un the future.
22:03 02 Dec 21
Very quick service, extremely thorough survey, excellent communication via phone and email. 10/10 would unreservedly recommend.
10:16 19 Nov 21
Incredibly efficient and professional service. Survey report was very through and helpful in identifying areas of work needed to be undertaken urgently, together with a ball park cost. Speed with which they undertook the survey and turned around the report ensured the transaction kept to the tight timeline set by the vendors. Can 100% recommend them.
13:25 31 Aug 21
Very in depth and comprehensive survey
19:58 18 Aug 21
Very good communication and fast turnaround! I highly appreciated their service.
13:34 02 Jul 21
Professional, helpful, friendly, prompt, value-for-money. I cannot speak highly enough of their thoroughly excellent and efficient service - in particular I really commend Kate's quick and friendly service (I always heard back same day on any query), and Jason's thorough but clear survey (he also phoned me to talk through report as well as submitting formal in writing).
13:09 10 Jun 21
A very helpful, competent and customer-oriented team. Thank you for a great job.
03:11 02 Jun 21
timely & friendly service. thank you
08:28 24 May 21
Very quick and efficient, building survey was completed within a very short space of time and the report was delivered the following day. Very satisfied with the service.
16:42 30 Apr 21
We received a a very detailed and informative survey report and were very happy with the service provided by the friendly and knowledgeable team!
12:20 23 Apr 21
This was the first time I had used Hardings and I am very impressed.Their surveyor .Lee, was punctual and provided a very thorough service for our roof survey. The fact her was an ex roofer gave me a lot of confidence that he would provide an honest and thorough report. Which he did and in a very timely way - it was in my hands within a couple of days .Will certainly use again and highly recommend.An added bonus was that Kate , in the office was a delight to deal with.Very prompt and helpful at all points.
13:20 20 Apr 21
A FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT SERVICE.I needed a probate valuation for a property, I used a search to locate Hardings and they seemed to fit the bill. I am pleased that I did come across them. From the first contact to receiving the report everything was efficient and straightforward. The survey was thorough and informative and the report clear and concise, the fee was reasonable. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
12:14 31 Mar 21
Very professional, friendly and helpful. I would definitely use them again.
13:18 02 Mar 21
The homebuyer's report carried out by Harding Chartered Surveyors was clear informative and timely. The level of detail was just what I needed in order to appreciate what the property needed doing and to help me with my decision to proceed with the purchase process.
09:07 19 Jan 21
Really helpful, made the process easy and really efficient service even though it was over the holiday period. Would def recommend / use again
19:09 08 Jan 21
Kate is very responsive and also took time to advise me on the phone at the very beginning. Scott Ingham did our report. It was thorough and informative. Felt in safe professional hands throughout.
18:24 30 Nov 20
Fast responses from Kate were much appreciated. Thanks to Jason for undertaking the inspection.
11:24 11 Nov 20
Scott completed a survey for me on a flat purchase and both he and Kate were great - very quick to respond, knowledgeable, thorough and happy to address any additional questions I had. Would definitely recommend and use them again.
17:56 28 Oct 20
Prompt service and a detailed report
17:24 28 Oct 20
David Toogood produced a very thorough survey, and was extremely helpful and friendly in giving us balanced and clear advice. His in-depth report was detailed and painstaking, with lots of illustrative photos. the survey was a not inconsiderable expense, but one that we feel is fully justified by the quality of work produced.Recommended!
15:12 17 Oct 20
I requested Harding to provide a valuation for a lease extension. Albert Wellington was in charge of my property and he was extremely professional and helpful in addressing all my concerns. I would recommend him and the company with no hesitation.
10:47 05 Oct 20
I was very impressed with how quickly Harding's got my survey booked in a and the surveyor was very responsive to the questions I had following the report. Very professional.
16:16 26 Sep 20
A very efficient, timely and thorough service for us, as we go through the house buying process. I'd definitely use them again.
14:17 19 Aug 20
Very satisfied with service. Report was delivered promptly and provided the information we needed.
10:05 23 Jul 20
Very impressive. I was struggling to book a survey quickly as most Surveyors time frames were three weeks. Kate was very helpful and booked in a survey on the following day. What was more impressive was the report was ready the next day. Highly recommend.
08:02 22 Jun 20
Excellent service; professional, helpful, communicative and courteous as well as relatively quick. I would highly recommend.
Richard Denison Gay
14:49 02 Jun 20
A big thank you to Kate, Max and Lee at the Fulham Office for their engagement and professionalism in undertaking a recent survey at Greenwich. We were very appreciative of the ease of access to those involved in the work and the very friendly attitude. best of luck. Bill
William G. O'Neill
23:03 24 Apr 20
Harding Chartered Surveyors were recommended to me as I needed a property valuation to be completed. They kept me up-to-date throughout the process, were professional and a pleasure to deal with.
20:58 11 Feb 20
Very efficient and professional. I had my survey few months ago before buying my house and I am still following the advice from the survey to fix and repair what needed. I dealt with Scott Ingham and I think he worked very accurately and checked everything very carefully. Highly recommended.
14:25 30 Jan 20
Needed a valuation for a property purchase and can honestly say the service was 1st class from start to finish. Queries were dealt with promptly and followed up via telephone to make sure I was happy with the responses.The team are extremely knowledgeable.Thank you Kate, Albert, David and the rest of the team I will definitely use the company again.
16:15 13 Nov 19
Harding's were great - very responsive, gave a very clear and detailed report and were happy to run through their comments with me over the phone.
16:07 30 Oct 19
Brilliant thorough service!
16:21 01 Oct 19
Dealt with James Brook, very efficient and professional, James had the report sent out to us within 24hrs. would highly recommend.
09:46 22 Aug 19
Harding Chartered Surveyors are a very professional business who handled a challenging task for us with ease. I highly recommend them and will be using their services again.
10:34 20 Jul 19
Very efficient service and very detailed report. We are very satisfied.
22:30 01 Jul 19
Really quick turn around and professional service.
10:38 24 Jun 19
The surveyor turned up on time as planned to survey the roof, both inside and out, then was happy to discuss it all with us afterwards. Bit tricky in high winds. Report arrived 2 days later, just what we needed. Professional and thorough. Recommended.
20:27 28 Mar 19
Quick, responsive and very thorough. Would definitely recommend Hardings to others, and will come back to them the next time I need a survey completed.
09:44 01 Mar 19
Quick, efficient and excellent service. Came as a recommendation from a friend and we’d happily recommend too.
Abi and Andy La Fontaine
20:57 20 Feb 19
Thorough and professional surveyors. Very happy with their service. Highly recommended.
16:25 16 Dec 18
Good, thorough, and promptly scheduled homebuyer survey in Fulham. The surveyor called me and explained everything clearly.
15:54 10 Nov 18
I highly recommend David. Very good technical knowledge. He was always available for our questions, which included a detailed call on the same day as the survey. The written survey report was clear, detailed and included pictures and estimates of the cost of repairs.
10:41 29 Apr 18
David gave us a fantastic service and has been a huge help during our property purchase process. We have had 2 surveys carried out, both of which were arranged very promptly. Thorough and extremely useful telephone calls and full written reports were received shortly afterwards. David's reports and advice have been invaluable to us.
11:16 09 Jan 18
I have worked with David and his team as a buying agent for many years now. The service they offer is an excellent one, timely with a commonsensical approach. I would recommend them to anyone.
14:13 08 Jan 18
James provided a very professional and thorough service, highly recommended.
08:57 05 Oct 17
Very experienced firm and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
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