At Martin Arnold we specialise in Neighbourly Matters, with a dedicated Professional Services team who are experts in this field. Neighbourly Matters is a term used to describe common issues that can arise between neighbouring property owners such as required rights of access, oversail and (most commonly) boundary and Party Wall matters.

We are experienced Party Wall Surveyors in the residential and commercial sectors, with extensive experience in both development and refurbishment projects. At Martin Arnold, we understand that clients need early and accurate advice to ensure that risks surrounding neighbouring properties are considered and mitigated before works commence.

We can provide a Neighbourly Matters Assessment which reports and comments on proposals in respect of which Notices are required under the Party Wall etc Act 1996, along with advice on other common issues including those which may required a licence to be agreed to permit access to a neighbouring property. As part of the assessment we identify relevant adjoining properties / owners that may be affected, obtain Land Registry searches, confirm what information may be required to facilitate the agreement and identify any issues that might need to be included and managed throughout the work.

Matters of access to neighbouring land can fall outside of the Act and require negotiations between property owners to agree rights of oversail from cranes, scaffolding or simply access to place hoarding on adjoining land. We use our experience and specialist knowledge to advise on and agree licences for this work between owners.

Our team of experts are accredited members of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors (FPWS) and the Pyramus and Thisbe Society (P&T), and would be more than happy to provide any further advice on these matters. Further information can be found in our Party Wall Factsheet.

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