A party wall surveyor is appointed in relation to the condition of, or work to, a party wall. This arises
when works are planned to adjoining property and impinge on the party wall. The surveyor is
independent; they produce a set of guidelines in respect of the work and its progress, a record of
condition of the party wall, photographs, and any relevant drawings. This is a statutory process with
the advantage of removing partiality from the process and resolving what would otherwise be an
ongoing dispute between adjoining owners.