RICS Party Walls and Boundaries Essential Update

Technics - RICS Meeting

Technics RICS logoBy Andrew Jackson and Martin Penney

Technics recently attended the RICS Party Walls and Boundaries Essential Update at the Holiday Inn, Kensington. The seminar was well attended by industry professionals involved in this complex area, which bridges many divisions of Survey and the Law.

Essential update seminars such as this are critical for individuals to maintain their high standards of professionalism, competence and currency, and to ensure that companies such as Technics are aware of the key industry and legal thinking that affects and guides their commercial services.

Thespian performances

Technics - RICS Party Walls and Boundaries Essential UpdateGuest lecturers from amongst Morrisons Solicitors LLP, Calvert Consulting and Anstey Horne advised on the latest developments in case law, party walls and boundary identification and disputes. The audience was also treated to a staged escalating development dispute over a Right to Light issue delivered by Wonnacott QC and Holmes from Wilberforce Chambers. This proved amusing entertainment but also reinforced the pitfalls and intricacies of such potential infringements and disputes.

I see no dispute

Calvert, the keynote Boundary Dispute lecturer, erstwhile of the Ordnance Survey and Military Survey, confirmed the fundamental need to understand the practicalities of the evidence on the ground and any available mapping, but also to confirm evidence and not make assumptions. Land use changes many times and it can’t always be understood from the visual inspection alone. Moreover, the investigation and evaluation of many practical data and information sources is crucial. The role of the survey expert is to put forward the conflation of this evidence in as lucid and unbiased fashion as possible. Sound advice for the professional community.

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Technics has been assisting its clients on land boundary disputes for 25 years. If you need help in navigating any potential boundary or property issues, please contact Andrew Jackson for impartial professional advice either by calling 01483 230 080 or email Andrew.jackson@technicsgroup.com


Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson

Boundary Manager Technics. BSc.





Martin PenneyMartin Penney

Director Technics Group. FCInstCES, MoD, MSc.

Vice Chair UK BIM Alliance

Chair Survey4BIM

TSA BIM Liaison