If structural calculations
(or other specialist services) are deemed to be necessary by either
the local authority or Simon Mason Designs Ltd, payment for these
services will be required from you in addition and separate to our
fee. These details may be required by the local authority before
approval is granted. They may include structural reports, protected
animal surveys, tree reports etc. Furthermore, the plans may need
to be amended in accordance with advice of the appointed specialist.
All ‘intellectual property’ remains the property of
Simon Mason Designs Ltd. However, the copies of the relevant plans
issued to you will be yours to use as you see fit. All work is Copyright
4 Copies of the plans will be forwarded to you once the applications
have been made to the local authority. Any additional copies will
be supplied at a cost of £15.00 per copy. We can also forward
copies to local builders should you wish us to. If at any time after
the initial measured survey of a property, you decide that you no
longer wish to proceed with the scheme, you will be charged for
the work carried out to date.
The Party Wall Act
Act 1996 Where it is intended to build adjacent to the boundary
between your property and an adjacent property, you are legally
obliged to serve notice in writing on the owner of the adjacent
property outlining the nature of the intended work. Notice shall
be served in writing one month prior to commencement of the work.
Where the proposed work involves an excavation within three metres
of an adjoining property and below the adjacent properties foundation,
or any part of the new building encroaches on the boundary, you
must obtain permission in writing from the owner of that property.
Any disputes that arise under the act must be dealt with by a surveyor
who is independent of Simon Mason Designs Ltd.
Further information and specimen letters can be found at: www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/partywall