Party walls draft letter of surveyor's statutory appointment and authority

Either of the surveyors or the parties in a party wall procedure may call upon the third surveyor to determine disputed matters. The third surveyor can either act with one of the other two surveyors to make the award or, where a specific matter in dispute is referred to him or her, may make his or her own award.

The appointed surveyors should take care to select a third surveyor in whom they have confidence and who has considerable experience in dealing with party wall matters.

This document is a template for appointing and authorising the third surveyor.