29 May 2019
Blue envelope in hands

The Party Wall Act 1996 serves as a framework for preventing and resolving party wall disputes. Building owners who are considering starting work on or near a party wall must give adjoining owners notice of their intention. For their part, adjoining owners get a say in what works are carried out, the opportunity to agree

18 Jan 2019
Angry older couple arguing with each other against hand drawn city plan

Are you considering building works that fall within the scope of the Party Wall Act 1996? Or have you received a Party Wall Notice to inform you of proposed works that may be affecting your property? Unsure about what to do next? As experienced party wall surveyors, Foundation Surveyors should be your first port of

26 Nov 2018
Close up view of stacked coins and a model house - savings concept

Our last post discussed how Leaseholders can apply for an extension of their lease, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. Unfortunately, this only applies to eligible Leaseholders (which we also covered in our last blog). To recap, a qualifying Leaseholder needs to: Own a long lease (originally granted for 21 years

10 Aug 2018
Couple Buying a New Home

In our last post, we looked at some the pitfalls of buying a leasehold property and why it’s so important to check the terms of your lease. The fact is, finding a property that offers a share of freehold can be tricky, limiting your search criteria in a market that’s already challenging to navigate. Writing