What is a Party Wall Award?

A Party Wall Award is a legal document produced by the Appointed Surveyor(s) and settles a 'dispute' under the Act.

Once the Award has been served the work may proceed subject to complying with the requirements of the Award. Subject to the notice period expiring or a waiver being granted by the adjoining owner.

Either owner may appeal the Award in court within 14 days of it being served.

What else?

The Award confirms the entitlement to undertake work and details when and how it is to be carried out.

If often contains matters such as rights of access, temporary protection, making good damage and compensation.

The Surveyor(s) role is to act impartially throughout. They do not act on instructions from either owner in preparing the Award.