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Party Walls, Access and Other Neighbourly Issues

There are a wide range of issues which can create tension between owners and occupiers of neighbouring properties, and there are also many situations when a neighbour has to consent to or to provide access for work to be undertaken. Professionals become involved in giving advice in such situations both with regard to the statutory rights of neighbours and also seeking resolution to disputes. This course examines a number of the key issues and illustrates how they should be dealt with by reference to a range of practice-based case studies.

The course includes:

  • party walls (the Party Wall Act 1996, notices, disputes, negotiation of an award, common queries)
  • neighbourly issues (boundary disputes, Access to Neighbouring Land Acts, crane and scaffolding oversailing licences, daylight and sunlight, rights to light)

James Crowley trained as a building surveyor but throughout his career has specialised in issues relating to neighbouring property. He worked successively for Michael Brooks and Associates and Gordon Ingram Associates before establishing his own firm, CHP, in 2004.

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James Crowley BSc MRICS, Director, CHP Surveyors Limited


The Hog’s Back Hotel Farnham GU10 1EX


Wednesday 18 October 2017, 1:50pm–5:10pm

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