development and
construction consultancy

Silver has specialised in party wall matters since its establishment in 1945.  We originally dealt with party wall associated matters under the Old London Buildings Act 1939. This was subsequently superseded in 1997 by the Party Wall etc Act 1996, which provides England and Wales with the same property rights that London had exclusively benefited from since 1939.  Our service has continued to thrive which has allowed our Party Wall team to expand.

Silver has a reputable team of Chartered Surveyors who are highly experienced and deal with complex party wall matters as well as boundary disputes and other neighbouring property matters.

Our expertise and insight coupled with an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 result in Silver being able to provide a professional service which remains straightforward for our clients throughout the appointment. This approach assists with the necessary Awards being completed on time and thus avoiding unnecessary delays to building works, which could otherwise result in associated additional costs to our client.

We act on behalf of the Building Owner (the person desirous of carrying out works) and the Adjoining Owner (the neighbour) in agreeing the “time and manner” of the works as well as protecting each parties’ legal rights.

Our advice on neighbouring property and party wall matters is tailored to ensure innovative, practical and cost effective solutions for anything from boundary issues caused by the restricted confines of congested sites, alterations to party wall, the construction of new walls,  basement excavations, loft conversions and building up to the Line of Junction (boundary line). 

Our party wall and neighbouring property services include:

  • Acting on behalf of the Building Owner
  • Acting on behalf of the Adjoining Owner
  • Agreeing crane and scaffold licences
  • Carrying out accurate schedules of condition
  • General neighbouring property matters
  • Instructing and reviewing detailed vibration and ground monitoring specifications