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Neighbourly Matters

Key Team: Michael Cooper, Ben Salvage

The Neighbourly Matters team sits within Building Surveying and Project Management at Colliers International and provides clients with a range of consultancy advice affecting development.

In addition to our specialist Party Wall, Rights of Light and Daylight Sunlight consultancy services, we assist with a range of other neighbourly disputes. Acting on behalf of developers, estates, trusts and individuals we provide professional advice on:

• Crane and Scaffold Oversail licence and agreements
• The Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
• Ransom strips
• Subterranean development issues
• T-marks
• Zone of Influence surveys
• Noise abatement advice
• Rates rebates as a consequence of nearby development
• Expert Witness
• Pre-acquisition neighbourly advice

By choosing Colliers International you can maximise your development potential and minimise project risk and unknown costs. Conversely, if you are affected by nearby development, we can assist in reducing your property tax/business rates and help protect your asset. We keep up to date with all recent case law, amendments to Acts, and policy changes to ensure we can give the best and most current advice to our clients.

Party Walls

Team: Michael Cooper, Ben Salvage

Our nationwide team is led by Michael Cooper, widely recognised as a market expert in the field of party wall legislation and boundary dispute resolution. Michael has a long and successful career in this area and was chosen to co-write the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) guidance notes for party walls, which much of the profession use to define their role within the legislation.

Michael has acted on the developments at the Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street (the Walkie Talkie) towers in London and several other high profile buildings in his career.

Building works undertaken in close proximity to adjacent structures often lead to dispute, damage, disturbance and business interference if not properly controlled. Colliers Party Wall experts act for developers and those affected by development to ensure that development work causes minimal disturbance and that appropriate agreements are put in place to enable legislative compliance and control where appropriate. We act on major projects nationally for a range of clients and have a proven track record in the administration of the Party Wall etc Act 1996.

Early action and identification of potential issues is the key to preventing dispute and future conflict. Colliers offer expert advice on these issues throughout all stages of development, and will advise on appropriate actions to mitigate or remove risk from the scheme.

A recent interview with Party Wall Pro featuring Michael can be viewed by clicking this link.

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