COVID-19 – UPDATE 24.3.20
The government has imposed strict self-isolation measures, however due to our investment in digital systems, Philip Goacher Associates is able to operate from our various engineers’ homes. We are still available via email and phone call, but please bear with us as it may take us longer to respond.
Site visits to your homes are no longer going ahead, however we are booking in visits from 14th April (subject to government restrictions) so please do get in touch to book in a visit. If you require any advice or reassurance we are still available by email and telephone.
Philip Goacher Associates have been acting as expert Party Wall Surveyors in Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and London since 1996 when the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 became law.
Our Party Wall Surveyors
Our Party Wall Surveyors work closely with Building Owners and Adjoining Owners to ensure that all aspects of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 are followed closely, allowing the building work to continue without delays and in line with the law.
Why you need a Party Wall Surveyor
Party Wall Surveyors like those at Philip Goacher Associates are required when the Party Wall etc Act 1996 needs to be enforced – which is any instance whereby building works will affect a neighbouring property or the ‘party wall’ or ‘party structure’ that is shared between two properties. Where building works may affect the Adjoining Owner’s property a Party Wall Notice is required, sent by the Building Owner (i.e. the party undertaking the works) to the Adjoining Owner (i.e. the neighbour). At this stage, a Party Wall Surveyor can be appointed by the Building Owner to draw up the Notice.
The Party Wall Notice informs the Adjoining Owner that building works will soon be taking place on or near the party line. The Adjoining Owner can either agree to the works or dissent, in which case the Adjoining Owner will need to appoint either an Agreed Surveyor or an Adjoining Owner’s Surveyor to ensure the welfare of the property throughout the duration of the works.
Our Service as Party Wall Surveyors
We can act as Party Wall Surveyors for Building Owners or Adjoining Owners, as an Agreed Surveyor acting on behalf of both parties, or as a named Third Surveyor in cases where disputes arise.
Our Managing Director is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and as such we follow the strict ethical and professional guidelines set out by the Institution, and we abide by the ISO 9001 Quality Standards.
- Managing Director: Philip Goacher – Eur Ing., B.Sc. (Hons), C.Eng., MICE, M.I.Struct.E
- Personnel: 8 staff – 5 Structural Engineers and 3 other support staff.
Want to learn more? Simply use the menus at the top to find out more about our services and download your FREE Party Wall guides for Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, written by our own expert Party Wall Surveyors.