FEES STATED BELOW ApplY PER ADJOINING OWNER to domestic projects WHERE ADJOINING PROPERTIES ARE NO LARGER THAN A 4-BED DWELLIG UNIT  AND  LOCATED within 5 Miles of our base in Putney, London SW15.  Projects more than 5 miles from us  are subject to an additional fee of £25 + VAT per additional mile to cover travel time. (Our Fees assumes all parts of a property can be accessed in a single visit and THIS  FEE therefore also applies to additional visits).  Our fees include​ normal disbursements ie. Travel/Printing/Postage



*Our stated fees assume that access to all parts of a property for the Schedule of Condition can be made during a single visit.  If additional visits are necessary a fee of £150 plus VAT per visit would apply. 


for a basement project   involving  underpinning a Party Wall or deep excavation within 2 metres of and parallel to the wall of a neighbour's building:

£1,695 plus VAT* 

This covers most basements in terraced or semi-detached properties that involve underpinning a neighbour's wall. Our fees are higher due to complexity (see our web page on basements) and our additional necessary input.  This fee covers just basement works - If other work is also involved see below.


for a basement project where a party wall is underpinned  or where there is deep excavation within 2 metres of and parallel to the wall of a neighbour's building PLUS other works (ie. a loft and/or rear extension)

£1,895 plus VAT* 

The additional fee reflects the  additional surveyors input necessary when dealing with a project including a basement and other above ground works and reflects economies arising from duplication. Other considerations as listed for above ground extensions apply.

To Make a  schedule of condition 

 for ANY domestic project:

£495 plus VAT*

This is a written and photographic record of those parts of the Adjoining property which might be affected by the works. If we prepared the Notice we would include a 'Preambles' (Identifying the owners, the proposed works and notice date) and append copies of the Notice & accompanying drawings and the Consent.

We provide two digitally signed, bound and indexed PDF copies of the Schedule of Condition  (or  paper editions if requested). 

Additional fees would only arise if we are appointed to deal with a subsequent dispute, for example, if damage is caused and you and your neighbour cannot agree on the necessary making good or on the level of any financial ‘compensation’ then a Party Wall Surveyor would resolve the dispute by an Award.

If no issues arise or if any that arise are resolved amicably then we would have no further input.

*Second or subsequent Schedules of Condition  for owners of the same building are charged at £75 plus VAT  assuming  all parts are accessed in a single visit. (We can 'bolt-on' a Final Inspection for £250 plus VAT if required)


for just a domestic loft extension:

​​£975 plus VAT* 

Applies to our appointment as Agreed Surveyor or Building Owner's surveyor (except where certain other surveyors are involved - We will advise you in these cases) 


for  a domestic side/rear extension plus  loft extension or combination of any of the above (excludes basements):

£1,195 plus VAT* 

​​The Award would include a prior Schedule of Condition of the adjoining property. Sometimes  additional inspections at the end of the project  are necessary or requested, for example if damage has been caused  or to inspect areas from scaffolding that might later be inaccessible. An additional fee would apply in these cases based upon the time needed  (we would advise on this in advance).  

See below for fuller explanation of when additional fees may apply.

​​*Second or subsequent Awards for owners of the same building, if we are appointed as Agreed Surveyor, are charged at £195 plus VAT assuming all parts are accessed for the survey in a single visit.

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​​​​​TO Prepare A 'BESPOKE' notice  

(We combine  all necessary notices  required  into a single notice  for eACH ADJOINING OWNER)   

£150 plus VAT for the First notice then £95 plus VAT  For all further notices 

This includes:-

  • Land Registry Search Fees (to verify neighbours' identity & address)

  • Annotating your drawings (if necessary) for clarity and to ensure the notice is valid, and providing explanatory notes. 

  • Providing an Acknowledgement / Form of Consent. 

  • Serving the notice together with  a stamped reply envelope (unless you choose to hand deliver - this is recommended) 

  • Providing  follow up 'Ten Day Notices' if necessary

  • Answering neighbour's questions 

  • All normal disbursements

We offer two types of notice*: 

  • A bespoke notice in plain English sent from our office and signed by the Surveyor. 
  • A 'friendly' notice direct from you to your neighbour (which you would sign and deliver).

*Notices can omit or include the offer of a Schedule of Condition  (We recommend a Schedule of Condition).

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 Party Wall Awards & Schedules of condition: 

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Party Wall Surveyors

Click Here  for Terms, Conditions, Disclaimers and 'Fixed Fee' Limitations .

surveyor's fees depend upon the type of works proposed and how neighbours respond - the first step is to serve a notice.  (If our free notices ​ are used and neighbours consent without a  survey being required  there Is ABsolutely no cost!).  


If a neighbour consents to a notice and a  Schedule of Condition was not offered works can proceed without further cost or action.

If a neighbour consents to a notice and a  Schedule of Condition was offered this needs to be done before works commence - see below.

If a neighbour dissents  to a notice  a 'Party Wall Award' is necessary - the fees will depend on the type of works proposed (see below).

Our fixed fees cover common domestic works.  If your proposed works are unusual or if different considerations apply please call us or send us a set of your drawings and we will get back to you with an assessment of what is necessary and a fee proposal.

​If you serve notice and your neighbour appoints a surveyor you will also have to pay that surveyor's reasonable fee. In that situation it can sometimes be a good idea to 'adopt' the neighbours surveyor who would become the ' Agreed Surveyor'. In that case you must obtain a fixed fee and satisfy yourself that you can rely on the surveyor in question as once appointed a surveyor cannot be discharged and it is difficult to challenge an Agreed Surveyor's decisions.