FACULTY of PARTY WALL SURVEYORS

Providing Training & Regulation

01424 883300 - enq@fpws.org.uk

Born from a need for Support & Education

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Why become a member?

The Faculty offers support and education for our members involved in Party Wall and related matters. We provide a number of levels of membership to suit different needs and levels of competency.  You will have a construction knowledge, which is a pre-requisite to applying.

The Faculty is a non-profit making organisation whose principles are the raising of the standard and awareness of party wall matters from an informed, proven academic background with an open information shared basis.

The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors is an academic and educational-based organisation that specialises in representing surveyors who are active in the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors is a progressive professional organisation for Party Wall Surveyors in England and Wales.

The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors protects the public and furthers the profession by insistence upon high standards of professional conduct and competence.

The objective of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors is to promote and extend the practice, knowledge and study of the Party Wall Act and to encourage the exchange of information and ideas amongst members.

The Faculty provides referrals for appointments as Party Wall Surveyors.

The Faculty has legal support and counsel when required, which is available to all members.

  • Membership Benefits
  • Membership Levels
  • Membership Application
  • Recent New Members

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

How do I apply for membership?

The criteria and process to join the Faculty is dependent on the level of membership required but if you wish to become a practising party wall surveyor, having construction knowledge is a pre-requisite.  Details of eligibility and application process for each level of membership we offer, are described below. 

STUDENT

Full-Time Students may apply directly to the Faculty with no prior experience or qualification required. 

MEMBER

There are two routes to full membership:

Route One:

If you already have experience in dealing with party wall matters and have a sound knowledge of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and construction knowledge then you can apply for a direct interview. Your application will be supported by providing:

  • 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.

Two copies of each of the Awards and supporting documentation are required to be submitted to the Administration Office at least two weeks prior to interview. Upon successful completion of your interview, you will be invited into full membership.

The cost of the interview and obligatory purchase of the Faculty handbook are shown on our application form, which you can download below.

Route Two:

If your experience in dealing with party wall matters is very limited but you have a construction industry background then you should attend our Two-day Party Wall Seminar. This takes you from serving ‘Notice’ to undertaking preparing an ‘Award’ as part of a paper exercise on the second day.

Once you have successfully completed our course you are eligible to apply for full membership of the Faculty, subject to attending an interview. Your membership application will be supported by submitting:

  • 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.

Two copies of each of the Awards and supporting documentation are required to be submitted to the Administration Office at least two weeks prior to interview. All of this will be prepared from information and plans given as part of the course pack. Upon successful completion of your interview, you will be invited into full membership.

The cost of the interview and obligatory purchase of the Faculty handbook are shown on our application form, which you can download below.

FELLOW

This is for party wall surveyors who have a lot of experience dealing in party wall matters. You are required to be a Fellow if you wish to be recognised by the Faculty as a Third Surveyor. The requirement to become a Fellow is to attend a Third Surveyor one day seminar followed by an interview.

Once a Fellow of the Faculty, that person is then put on the Faculty’s Third Surveyor register used by both the appointing officer of the Local Authority and the Secretary of State.

 

Existing Member upgrade to Fellow Application:
Attend 1 day course plus professional interview (for very experienced surveyors).

Completed application form to be supported by:

  • Third Surveyor award. If a ‘live’ Third Surveyor award is unavailable another option is to produce a ‘dummy’ award from instructions supplied with seminar paperwork.

Interview costs are shown on our application form, which can be downloaded below.

New Fellow Application:

Attend 1 day course plus professional interview (for very experienced surveyors).
Completed application form to be supported by:

  • Two party wall 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.

Two copies of each of all the awards and supporting documentation are to be sent into the Administration office at least two weeks prior to an interview.

The costs for interview and obligatory purchase of the Faculty Handbook are shown on our application form, which can be downloaded below.


AFFILIATE

This is for those professionals within the construction and legal disciplines who are not practising the Act but, as a duty of care, would like to keep abreast of party wall matters.   An affiliate would also benefit from direct access to an experienced practising party wall surveyor for advice and guidance on party wall matters, enabling them to provide their clients with accurate, unbiased advice.

Examples of suitable applicants:

– Building Control

– Solicitors

– Other construction

– Corporate affiliations

 

New Members

We are very pleased to welcome the following individuals into the Faculty who have joined us since publishing our last newsletter:

MEMBERS:

  • Jack Hussey - Western Building Consultants Ltd - Bath
  • Henry Belfrage - - - London
  • Donald Varcoe - London Surrey Surveyors Ltd - Staines
  • Rupeshkumar Patel - Sheladiya Ltd - Middlesex
  • Gary Marchant - NPS London Ltd - London
  • Sammy Chan - OPS Surveyors Ltd - Buckinghamshire
  • Mark Willis-Saunders - Better Prepared Ltd - Milton Keynes
  • Anne Hinds - Better Prepared Ltd - Buckinghamshire
  • Robert Taylor - Bryom Clark Roberts - Chester
  • James Merewether - Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors - London
  • Errol Brown - Browne Associates Ltd - Hatfield
  • Abbie Reid - Tayross Associates Ltd - Middlesex
  • Hazel Springer - Watson Woods Parnership - London

AFFILIATES:

No recent new members

UPGRADE TO MEMBER:

Paul Gowers—Gowers Surveyors Ltd, Peterborough
Nigel Bostock—Fothergill, Surrey
Henry Grant—Earl Kendrick Associates, London
Robin Coleridge— M & R Services, Surrey
Raphael Stipic – Anglian Home Surveyors Ltd, Suffolk
Dorian Smith—Earl Kendrick Associates Ltd, London
Edward Shepherd—Cambridgeshire
Peter Colley—MAP Training and Consultancy, Hertfordshire
Nicholas Prinse—Surrey
Mark McGinty—Herfordshire
Mark Douglas  – London
Stuart Francis – Surrey
Matthew Hillarby— London


UPGRADE TO FELLOW:

Doug Kingsley – Essex
Mark Eldridge – London
Martin Foster— Foster Property Servies Ltd, Bristol
Adam Linard—2110 Consult Ltd, Hertfordshire

If you have good experience in party wall surveying, you might be looking to upgrade toFellow status.  This would entail attending our ‘Third Surveyor’ course (next one towards the end of the year) for an upgrade to be considered.

Please contact Nicky or Katy in the Administration office on 01424 883300 or by email enq@fpws.org.uk for details.  

 

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