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Faculty Training

Two Day Party Wall Seminar

Our Education and Training is second to none. Having been in existence since 2001 we have established ourselves as the recognised body for teaching in all matters relating to the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.  We are a not for profit organisation whose raison d’être is the promotion of best practice in this niche area of surveying. 

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.


Two Day Party Wall Seminar – Overview

Who Is It For?

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 an interview and having a construction background is a must!

This two day seminar is presented by live presenters, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact.

The seminar is broken into 8 sessions over the two days to providing breaks for lunch and refreshments. Each session is approximately 1.5 hours.

Outcome & Benefits

Our rules of entry mean whether or not a person is experienced in party wall matters they are required to attend our two day course so they are in accordance with our teaching on the subject.  This ensures good knowledge and a better understanding of what is expected of someone applying for an interview to become a member of the Faculty.

• Opportunity to apply for full membership


The Seminars are structured and presented by subject experts in a professional and friendly manner. Notes are provided to all attendees, questions and interaction are encouraged to enhance the learning enviroment.

NOTE – If you would like this seminar delivered on your premises, we are happy to accommodate. Please contact the Faculty to discuss your requirements.  

Where & When


We run this seminar on a regular basis  at face to face physical seminars at London locations.

Please check the current events calendar below for planned dates. If there is demand from enough candidates, then we can organise an event at an agreed venue to suit the group’s needs. Please contact the Faculty to discuss further.

Seminar Content


History of the Act
Reason for the Legislation


Types of Party Walls
Party Fence Walls
Other Party Structures


Line of Junction
Party Structures



Building Owner


Types of Notice
Counter Notices


The Award
Schedule of Condition
Rights of Entry


Surveyors Fees
Legal Actions

Event Calendar

The current planned Seminars are shown below.  Others will be added as and when they are confirmed. Please check back for updates.  Please click the link below the event for more details and to book.

  •  23/07/2024 - 24/07/2024
     09:30 - 17:00

This seminar will be held on Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th July 2024 and will start at 9.30 a.m.  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 (more…)

  •  25/09/2024 - 26/09/2024
     09:30 - 17:00

Date:  Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th September 2024 Time:  Arrive at 9.30 a.m. for a 10.00 a.m. start Venue: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB), 12 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2LP Refreshments & Lunch provided (please note any dietary requirements on your booking form) The seminar material will be sent to you in hard copy (more…)


 Below is some of the feedback from a two-day seminar.

Presenters fantastic. Presented with a good pace giving relevant examples to the point, to put information in context.

Presented in a way I could understand especially as I am new to party walls.

Very well presented course with great detail in connection with the Party Wall Act, with regard to carrying out notices & awards.

Extremely informative. I hope this will stand me in good stead professionally. I hope to become an active member of the FPWS in the future.

Really good engaging speaker, very good examples, gained a lot. Very Professional.

Excellent course I will recommend to Hackney to send the other officer to attend. Very informative.

Excellent presentation. From the thousands my organisation has wasted funding on, this has to be the best course.