Party wall dispute

28 Sep 2013
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United Kingdom
Hi, we are currently on a party wall dispute with our neighbour. We are the one who is having loft and extension done.

Our neighbour and I are both have our own surveyor appointed. However the surveyor next door has been causing a lots of problem.

He is charging on hourly basis and we think it is his way to get more money out of us.

He first disappeared for six days and no respond from him at all. Then he still can't agree with a third surveyor with ours. He is a chartered surveyor and now he starts asking our surveyor for copy letterhead, whether he has insurance, and is regulated by any professional body.

He also want inspect on our side.

I would like to ask does anyone knows whether we have to give him access on our property? My understanding is his role is to inspect next door and is for accessing whether there is damage on next door property.

Our surveyor has advised us he is not entitled access on our side but he is keep pushing it and even trying to ask our next door neighbour to talk to us to give him access.

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He has an obligation to his client and obviously feels access is needed.

Why not let him do what he's paid for so that you can progress, denying him access will only slow down the procedures.

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