Had a party wall notice issued from my new (as yet un-met) neighbours. Loft conversion and side return extension, but the latter is on the opposite side to me.
Been given three (presumbaly standard) ways to respond:
- Dissent and agree for their architect to be the joint surveyor
- Dissent and appoint my own surveyor
I've absolutely no objections to the work being done, but would it still make sense to go with option 2? This guarantees that a schedule of condition on my place will happen, even though it's by their surveyor.
Since I'm a leaseholder, from what I've read the freeholder (company rather than individual) is very unlikely to consent and will insist on using their own surveyor. Is there any point in contacting the freeholder before responding to find out if that's the case?