Party walls draft award

A party wall award must be produced by the agreed surveyor or two of the appointed surveyors. This is a standard recommended party wall award template, but surveyors need to modify this to suit any particular project.

The award will usually include relevant drawings of the notifiable works, method statements, a schedule of condition and any limitations on the time and manner of carrying out the work.
Surveyors will agree the working conditions, such as hours for noisy works, whether weekend working is acceptable, protection required to any exposed party walls, security for expenses arrangements and fees to be paid and by whom. Method statements may be attached for a particular operation such as demolition or details of access onto the adjoining owner's land.

The award should make express provision for making good damage caused by works under this Act.