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  •  23/01/2019 - 24/01/2019
     09:30 - 17:30

This course covers the whole of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and this seminar is designed for Surveyors, Architects, Engineers and all those that have a responsibility for, and associated with, construction works.  Completion of this seminar means you are eligible to apply for membership of the Faculty, subject to attending and passing an interview and having a construction background is a prerequisite to applying!

Specific details of course content is as follows:


  • History of the Act
  • Reason for the Legislation
  • Approach


  • Types of Party Walls
  • Party Fence Walls
  • Other Party Structures
  • Owners
  • Surveyors


  • Line of Junction
  • Party Structures
  • Excavation


  • Building Owner
  • Surveyor


  • Types of Notice
  • Counter Notices
  • Letters


  • The Award
  • Schedule of Condition
  • Rights of Entry
  • Compensation
  • Security


  • Surveyors Fees
  • Legal Actions

It is for those that have little experience in party wall matters but would like to become more proficient with the workings of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

If you successfully complete the 2-day course you are eligible to apply for full membership of the Faculty, subject to passing an interview and supporting your application with the following:

    • Two awards – one where you are the agreed surveyor & one where you are one of two surveyors
    • Corresponding letters of appointment
    • A notice on behalf of the Building Owner
    • A letter to the Appointing Owners advising them of the name of the Third Surveyor that has been selected
    • A copy of the covering letter when serving the award

These are to be produced from a set of plans and instructions given to you at the seminar.

The annual subscription to become a member is £130 per year.  Costs for interview and obligatory purchase of the Faculty Handbook are stated in the application form, available in your seminar pack.

The cost of this 2-day course is £550 and there are 12 CPD hours to be collected. 

Two optional resource packs are available at a discount if ordered while booking the seminar. The packs contain the following Books:

Resource pack #1 – Party Wall etc. Act 1996 –  An Easy Guide  +  Party Wall etc. Act 1996 – Misunderstandings and Guidance

Resource pack #2 – Party Wall etc. Act 1996 –  An Easy Guide  +  Party Wall etc. Act 1996 – Misunderstandings and Guidance  +  The complete easy guide to Extending Your Home

*Note these packs can only be delivered to you at the seminar. 



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