Party Wall Schedule of Condition


A party wall ‘schedule of condition’ is simply a snapshot in time of the Adjoining Owners property. It is a visual inspection of the walls, floor and ceiling surfaces in a neighbouring property. Often, visible parts of the external building envelope are also scheduled. Where a property has a garden, the gardens are sometimes scheduled in addition. The extent of the areas looked at will depend on the scope of the ‘notifiable’ works being carried out. For example, the basement of a four storey building is unlikely to be scheduled, if the ‘party wall works’ solely comprise repairs to a roof parapet next door.
The Party Wall Surveyor or surveyors involved will agree to the scope of the schedule of condition. Usually, there is no need to move furniture or lift carpets.
The schedule records the condition that an element of the structure or property is found in, on the date of inspection. It also records any defects, such as cracking to plaster surfaces.
As well as being a visual inspection, sometimes cameras are sent up chimney flues, or into drainage runs to assess their condition, before building work commences.
The purpose of the schedule of condition is two-fold. Firstly, it acts as a point of reference, in the event that building works cause damage to a neighbouring property. Secondly, it protects the instigator of the building works, from spurious claims of damage from third parties.



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.


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Sara Thomas
09:07 19 Jan 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.
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Aimee Glensor
19:09 08 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
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Claudio Mascolo
18:24 30 Nov 20
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.
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John Simmons
15:53 29 Oct 20
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Martina Glaser
17:56 28 Oct 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.
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Bene Walters
10:47 05 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.
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Claire Brown
14:17 19 Aug 20
A very efficient, timely and thorough service for us, as we go through the house buying process. I'd definitely use them again.
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Nicholas R.
10:05 23 Jul 20
Very satisfied with service. Report was delivered promptly and provided the information we needed.
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Richard Denison Gay
14:49 02 Jun 20
Excellent service; professional, helpful, communicative and courteous as well as relatively quick. I would highly recommend.
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Marianna Ciampa
14:25 30 Jan 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.
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Amel Ahmed
16:15 13 Nov 19
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.
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Millie Jones
16:07 30 Oct 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.
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Emma Goldschmidt
16:21 01 Oct 19
Brilliant thorough service!
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Jennifer Smith
11:12 30 Aug 19
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Harry Coaker
09:46 22 Aug 19
Dealt with James Brook, very efficient and professional, James had the report sent out to us within 24hrs. would highly recommend.
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Karen Royal
21:33 14 Aug 19
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David Good
10:34 20 Jul 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.
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Karen Ng
22:30 01 Jul 19
Very efficient service and very detailed report. We are very satisfied.
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Lily Kwong
10:38 24 Jun 19
Really quick turn around and professional service.
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Sue Hodgkins
16:42 20 Jun 19
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Neill Ghosh
14:22 11 Jun 19
Have used for years and always been very happy. Competitive on service and always good on deadlines and quality. Recommended.
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tom binks
17:56 09 Apr 19
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Kevin Loughlin
20:27 28 Mar 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.
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Jon Brennan
09:44 01 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.
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Abi and Andy La Fontaine
20:57 20 Feb 19
Quick, efficient and excellent service. Came as a recommendation from a friend and we’d happily recommend too.
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Bradley Roth
01:56 16 Feb 19
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Giulio Pepe
16:25 16 Dec 18
Thorough and professional surveyors. Very happy with their service. Highly recommended.
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Margaret Rowley
16:09 03 Dec 18
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Simon Wilson
15:54 10 Nov 18
Good, thorough, and promptly scheduled homebuyer survey in Fulham. The surveyor called me and explained everything clearly.
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Daniel Vernazza
10:41 29 Apr 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.
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James Palairet
11:16 09 Jan 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.
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Sarah Dixon
14:13 08 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.
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William Sharples
08:57 05 Oct 17
James provided a very professional and thorough service, highly recommended.
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Elif Erdine
14:30 04 Oct 17
Very experienced firm and friendly staff. Highly recommended.
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