Party Wall Matters

Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex
Party Wall Matters

The Brief

At the beginning of 2020 DMP proudly recommended, through word-of-mouth, to assist a group of Ringmer residents. In respect to Party Wall Matters as an appointed Adjoining Owners Party Wall Surveyor. Works were due to commence in mid 2020 on the construction of 77 dwellings adjoining existing structures in Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex.

The developer had acquired the site which had the benefit of planning permission for 77 dwellings as granted by Lewes District Council in 2018. The site, a former football club ground and rifle club, relocated as part of the redevelopment of the site.

The proposed works, providing an initial block of 10 apartments with associated bin stores, cycle stores and car parking. Which was within 3/6 metres of adjoining structures, including residential garages and a detached building comprising a busy pharmacy.

Due to ground conditions the proposed sub structure works involved piled footings. DMP attended site in early March 2020 with the Building Owners Surveyor to undertake a detailed inspection of the varying structures.

DMP Solution

Our surveyor assessed the proposed works and requested further information on the building methods, schedules, contractor insurances, methodology statements and structural engineering details.

Following review of all documentation, Party Wall Awards submitted by the Building Owner and agreed. In addition, accompanied a Schedule of Condition for each of the adjoining owners structures, specifically detailing the standard and condition of all areas which may be affected by the works to be carried out.

The proposed works proceeded in Summer 2020 with the substantial piling and footings works. During this period DMP attended site and inspected our varying client’s properties and the neighbouring site. Any concerns identified by our surveyor quickly addressed with the adjoining owner’s surveyor, clarified and dealt with to appease all parties.

Without delay and in line with the Party Wall Act 1996, the building owner developer and adjoining owners each appointed their own surveyors to draw up the Award together. DMP acted on behalf the varying residential and commercial adjoining owners.

The Awards, a legally binding document including the following:

  • The work that will be carried out.
  • How and when the work will be carried out.
  • Any additional work
  • Provision of access for the surveyor(s) to inspect the works as necessary.

The Awards including a detailed Schedule of Condition DMP scrutinized and agreed. Furthermore, DMP ensured owners were fully informed, responded to any questions and attended site on and above the initial inspection.


Party Wall Matters

Negotiated with Building Owners to facilitate proposed works

Effected specific arrangements to suit Adjoining Owners prospective works

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Party Wall Matters

DMP were contacted by an existing Client to act on their behalf in a Party Wall matter. Works were due to commence undertaken by the neighbouring semi-detached property in Tonbridge, Kent.

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