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Party Walls, Access and Other Neighbourly Issues

There are a wide range of issues that can create tension between owners and occupiers of neighbouring properties including 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, referencing a range of practice-based case studies.

The learning outcomes of this course provide an understanding of:

Party walls

  • Party Wall Act 1996
  • notices
  • disputes
  • negotiation of an award

Neighbourly issues

  • boundary disputes
  • Access to Neighbouring Land Acts
  • crane and scaffolding oversailing licences
  • 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 3 October 2018, 9:20am–12:40pm

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