Providing Training & Regulation

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Born from a need for Support & Education

  •  23/06/2021 - 24/06/2021
     09:30 - 17:00

This seminar will be delivered by a video conferencing programme called ZOOM which means that you will need to have the following available in order to access this seminar:

  • Laptop or Computer
  • Webcam & Microphone

The seminar material will be sent to you in hard copy so please make sure when making the booking you enter the correct address details and the details of how to access the meeting will be sent to the email address you provide, so please double check you have provided the essential details. 

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 construction knowledge 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 seminar 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 provided in the seminar documentation.

The annual subscription to become a member is £180 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 £595 and there are 12 CPD hours to be collected. 

9.30 a.m. start on both days.

For those that book, further details on how to access the ZOOM seminar and instructions will be sent separately in due course. The link will be sent to you a week before the event. If you do not receive this within one week of the event please call the Faculty administration office. Hard copies of the documentation will also be sent in the post a week prior to the event. 

We look forward to seeing you.

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