Coburns Party Wall can provide our considerable expertise and insight to get you on the right track with fees at a fraction of those of a specialist lawyer.
There a lots of reasons to be unhappy with a Party Wall Award*.
These can include:
You did not receive any paperwork before your received the award
You were given not with the details of the third surveyor before the award was made
An award does not cover all the relevant work
You were not asked for your opinion/input
Your opinion/input has been ignored or misinterpreted
A surveyor’s costs are higher than agreed/expected
Wording in the award does not make sense
A surveyor will not explain himself
A surveyor has been (or has given the impression he may not be) impartial
Documents are missing from the award
You were not informed of your important rights
Taking advice We do not recommend you take advise from your local High Street solicitor. In most cases, that would be a complete waste of money as they lack sufficient expertise and insight.
You could approach a Party Wall Professional body. However, you are likley to find getting effective (or even consistent) advice can be very difficult as there is little or no training in these complicated technical matters.
You could approach a specialist solicitor or barrister but their initial consultancy fees can be very high and in some cases, they may have an eye on further fees which could result is skewed advice intended to lead you toward pursuing costly legal action. Remember lawyers in this area of law do not operate ‘no win, no fee’ services. Solving your problems quickly and cheaply is not in their financial interest.
However, our Party Wall Award Assessment Service can provide you with clear and concise advice to help you find the best way forward. As experts in the field we can offer you an independent assessment with no expectation of any further involvement. This is a form of early neutral evaluation to help you understand which next step might suit you best.