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Training Course

Please register your place for our next training course as soon as possible as we only have 20 places available.

Course Details:
Full day party wall training course £685.00
Full two day party wall training course £985.00
Theory and Practice with Certification including 1 years full IPWS membership fee
Location: Manchester, West Midlands, Warwickshire, Northampton, London, Canterbury
Time: 9am - 5pm

Course Trainers:

Immediate Past President of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers

Mike Lilford Bsc MRICS FIPWS

Tony Copeland PhD MA DipEng PGCE FIPWS ACABE


Please register your place using the form below.

Outline of Training Seminars

1) Introduction to Party Wall Act - explanation of statutory duties to serve notice options upon receipt of notice - duties to appoint surveyor - roles of surveyors - advice on which aspects of the Act apply - preparation and service of an Award - purpose of an Award.

2) Third Surveyor selection - explanation of the Third Surveyor selection/role – duties of surveyors to notify owners – purpose of the Third Surveyor options under s.10(10) for the Third Surveyor referrals.

3) Nuisance and inconvenience – explanation of rights to compensation for any inconvenience and nuisance – rights to request security of expenses – obligations of surveyors to notify owners of statutory rights.

4) Special foundations – explanation of special foundations – why they are unique – right of s.7(4) veto – basement construction – issues regarding trespass, nuisance arising out of special foundations.

5) Surveyors costs – obligation to pay costs by building owner – reasonable fees – duty of each party to deal with matters expeditiously – minimise costs – schedule of condition – benefits – costs.

6) Rights of access – explanation of when rights of access flow from the Act where rights of access do not flow – rights to claim for licence for rights of access – over sailing licences and other trespass and compensation.

7) Notifiable works – s.1, s.2 & s.6 works – why they are notifiable – what you have to do – how you have to do them – how you have to give notice to ensure compliance with the Act’s validity.

8) Non-responsive recipient of notices - statutory obligation to s.10(4) notice – duties to appoint surveyors – process – procedures – dealing with and moving forward with party wall matters.

9) Enforcement of costs re civil debt in Magistrates Court – procedures for recovering fees when not paid by a party by the surveyor through the Magistrates Court – benefits as opposed to County Court.

10) Appealing an Award – explanation of what you need to do if you are unhappy with an Award including whether it is deemed valid – 14 day notice period and/or declaring a declaration of invalidity.

11) Bespoke seminars can be arranged and tailored to suit clients goals.

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