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Professional duties of party wall surveyors
This paper explains the correct and professional way in which surveyors should undertake the role of an appointed surveyor under the Party Wall etc Act 1996. It explains the statutory framework within which the surveyors operate and the proper and practical way they should liaise with other appointed surveyors and advise their Appointing Owner on matters both within and without the scope of the Party Wall etc Act 1996.
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Alistair Redler BSc FRICS is a chartered building surveyor and senior partner of Delva Patman Redler Chartered Surveyors. Alistair joined the firm in 1993, became a partner in 1994 and senior partner in 2012. Alistair specialises in neighbour law surveying, particularly party walls, rights of light, daylight and sunlight and boundary determination. He is one of the most frequently selected third surveyors for party wall awards in the UK. Alistair is a past chairman and national secretary of the Pyramus and Thisbe Club, the principal learned society for party wall professionals. He is also past chairman of the RICS Boundaries and Party Walls Working Group, which advises RICS on neighbour matters. He has been a member of the working group that writes the RICS Party Walls guidance note and of the working group that wrote the current RICS Daylight guidance note. Alistair is the author of The Practical Neighbour Law Handbook published by RICS Books in 2006, and a Party Wall CPD Study Pack for the University College of Estate Management. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation.