RICS Party Walls & Boundaries Essential Update roadshow

Delva Patman, Alistair Redler, Delwyn Jones and Suzanne Leo are among the panel of experts speaking at the RICS Party Walls & Boundaries Essential Update roadshow taking place in Bristol, London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds and Newmarket in November. Party wall agreements, boundary disputes and rights to light are a complex area of work in which [...]

By | 2019-10-16T12:31:29+00:00 October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RICS Party Walls & Boundaries Essential Update roadshow

The Future of Basements

With the continuing trend for basement extensions, what unique problems arise when you dig next to an existing basement? Delva Patman Redler's Partner Rob French FRICS presented to a full and standing audience at  The Counting House last night discussing the Future of Basements. Read more on this hot topic here and/or get [...]

By | 2019-10-16T09:32:36+00:00 October 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Future of Basements

Seminar roundup: Development issues – Up, Under and Out

At the seminar ‘Development issues: Up, Under and Out’ this week, Delva Patman Redler’s partners Alistair Redler and Rob French presented their expert guidance on rights to light and neighbourly matters and how these come into play in the real estate development process. Along with Ashford’s Associate Alison Oates, the seminar covered the legal implications [...]

By | 2019-10-16T10:40:27+00:00 October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seminar roundup: Development issues – Up, Under and Out

Seminar: Development Issues: Up, Under and Out

Delva Patman Redler has joined up with Ashfords to cover the key issues  to consider when contemplating developments and to provide developers with an insight in relation to party wall matters and avoiding rights to light claims. Ashfords and Delva Patman Redler are experts in the field of rights to light and neighbourly matters and [...]

By | 2019-09-13T16:04:40+00:00 September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seminar: Development Issues: Up, Under and Out

Seminar: Current & Future Trends in Neighbourly Matter Surveying

Delva Patman Redler is hosting a breakfast seminar on 31st october 2019 which will cover: "Current & Future Trends in Neighbourly Matters Surveying".   TOPICS TO BE EXPLORED INCLUDE: Daylight/sunlight and rights of light - Lessons learnt from recent judicial reviews (Rainbird, Guerry, Gorton) - Correct approach to assessing impact of development on neighbours - [...]

By | 2019-09-09T12:44:56+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seminar: Current & Future Trends in Neighbourly Matter Surveying

The RICS has now published the Party Wall Legislation and Procedure 7th edition – the Guidance Note which RICS members need to refer to when taking instructions under the Party Wall etc. Act, 1996. Following recent caselaw in which Delva Patman Redler LLP sided with the RICS, this update places particular emphasis on the professional [...]

By | 2019-09-03T08:36:13+00:00 September 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on

DPR supports Liverpool John Moores University student prize

Delva Patman Redler LLP are pleased to be associated with the Department  of the Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University and to support a prize for the student attaining the best results in the final year examinations of BSc  [ Hons ] Degree course in Building Surveying. The objectives  of the prize are  to [...]

By | 2019-07-22T13:03:48+00:00 July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DPR supports Liverpool John Moores University student prize

Party Wall etc. Act 1996: An obligation rather than an option

Delva Patman Redler's Senior Partner, Alistair Redler acted as single joint expert witness in the recent case Ormiston Kilsby Vs Fattahi, which made clear that the courts will take non compliance with the Party Wall very seriously.  An injunction was granted to remove the unlawful roof extension and this enphasises that engaging with the Party [...]

By | 2019-07-08T09:37:51+00:00 July 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Party Wall etc. Act 1996: An obligation rather than an option

Three Peaks Challenged!

They did it! Delva Patman Redler’s Partner Stuart Gray, along with his Rustic Peeky Blinders crew, have completed the National Three Peaks Challenge raising a whopping £10,530 for their chosen charity Cancer Research. The team conquered the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours, walking a total of 23 miles with [...]

By | 2019-06-26T10:24:45+00:00 June 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Peaks Challenged!

Delva Patman Redler announces Partner promotions

Delva Patman Redler has promoted two members of its team to the position of Salaried Partner. From 1st May 2019, Shirley Waldron and Suzanne Leo have become Salaried Partners, in recognition of their continued work efforts and ever-growing status in the industry.Shirley will continue her valued work with existing clients, while also taking on additional [...]

By | 2019-05-02T07:37:45+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler announces Partner promotions

DPR’s Ellie Smith to run the London Marathon in aid of Havens Hospices

Delva Patman Redler's Ellie Smith will take part in this year's London Marathon on Sunday 28 April 2019 in aid of Havens Hospices. When a family has been told that there’s no cure for their loved one’s illness, Havens Hospices can help, controlling pain and medication, supporting families, offering short breaks and caring for adults, babies, [...]

By | 2019-04-17T12:42:29+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DPR’s Ellie Smith to run the London Marathon in aid of Havens Hospices

Three Peaks Challenge

In May this year Delva Patman Redler's Partner Stuart Gray will be attempting to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge with a group of friends.  The challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles with a total ascent of 3,064 metres [...]

By | 2019-04-02T13:42:23+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Three Peaks Challenge

‘Breakin’ Out’ with the Delva Patman Redler team

In another fabulous team building session, Delva Patman Redler took part in an immersive escape room experience at Breakin' Escape Rooms in London last week. Split into team and locked into a room, the groups' goal was to work together to escape from the room within 60 minutes using every resource and clue available to [...]

By | 2019-04-01T10:47:32+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Breakin’ Out’ with the Delva Patman Redler team

Party Wall Compensation – Limited to Diminution Only?

Alistair Redler BSc FRICS, Delva Patman Redler The Party Wall Act contains a number of provisions requiring a Building Owner to pay compensation to an Adjoining Owner.  This includes Section 1(7) compensating for “any damage to his property” S.7(2) “for any loss or damage”, and S.11(8) “paid to him in lieu of the carrying out [...]

By | 2019-03-25T12:35:27+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Party Wall Compensation – Limited to Diminution Only?

Save the date: Basement Extensions Conference 2019

On Thursday 16th May from 8.45 am to 5.30 pm, Morrison Solicitors will be hosting the Basement Extensions and Property Conference 2019. Leading experts from the legal, surveying and engineering professions will provide invaluable insights into latest developments and hot topics. Delva Patman Redler's Senior Partner, Alistair Redler, will join fellow expert speakers to share [...]

By | 2019-03-22T14:02:24+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Save the date: Basement Extensions Conference 2019

Delva Patman Redler at MIPIM 2019

The Delva Patman Redler team were out in force at this year's MIPIM conference. Held in Cannes, France, this was the conference's 30th year of bringing together the world's property market, in one place, for five days of educating, networking and celebrating. Rob French, Aidan Cosgrave, Shirley Waldron, Lok Tang and Timothy Grierson had a [...]

By | 2019-03-18T17:13:42+00:00 March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler at MIPIM 2019

BSI publishes its recommendations for a UK National Annex to the new European Standard for Daylight in Buildings

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published, for public comment, its proposed endorsements to the new European Standard for Daylight in Buildings (EN 17037:2018). The endorsements will take the form of a UK National Annex. The UK committee’s recommendations can be accessed and commented upon at: https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/9019-02588 The closing date for comments is 25 March [...]

By | 2019-03-15T17:54:18+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BSI publishes its recommendations for a UK National Annex to the new European Standard for Daylight in Buildings

Seminar roundup: How to Minimise Neighbourly Matters Exposure

A big thanks to all those who attended our seminar this week on ‘How to Minimise neighbourly Matters Exposure. It was a great event, made exceptional by all our guests. After an introduction from Delva Patman, Partners Alistair Redler, Rob French and Head of Measured Surveying Brian Bevis took us through ensuring [...]

By | 2019-03-04T21:35:43+00:00 March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seminar roundup: How to Minimise Neighbourly Matters Exposure

High Court dismisses Tate Modern invasion-of-privacy case

In the eagerly awaited invasion-of-privacy case brought against the Tate Modern by neighbouring residents, the High Court has dismissed the claim. The owners of four apartments in the Neo Bankside development on London’s Southbank claimed the viewing gallery at the Tate Modern caused “relentless’” invasion of their privacy and had been fighting their corner since [...]

By | 2019-03-01T10:07:01+00:00 March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on High Court dismisses Tate Modern invasion-of-privacy case

Delva Patman Redler sponsors Team GB Junior Ball Hockey squad

Delva Patman Redler will sponsor three members of the Team GB Junior Ball Hockey Squad, in the run up to the Junior World Championships held this June, in the Czech Republic. Ball hockey is a version of ice hockey, played on a hard surface instead of ice. The three sponsored athletes, Jessica, Alister and Dominic [...]

By | 2019-02-26T09:17:44+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler sponsors Team GB Junior Ball Hockey squad

Delva Patman Redler makes Rights of Light appointment

Delva Patman Redler has appointed Izabela Muskalska as Senior Analyst Surveyor, joining the firm’s Rights of Light team. Izabela has previously held senior roles with GIA (Gordon Ingram Associates), specifically working in rights of light, as a Senior Design Analyst and CAD Presentation Manager. She will add further capacity to the London-based Rights of Light [...]

By | 2019-02-06T11:29:10+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler makes Rights of Light appointment

Party Wall PRO interviews Shirley Waldron on her work with Crossrail

Delva Patman Redler's Shirley Waldron talks about her work with Crossrail and how the Crossrail Act affected the application of the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ0wfRmXSL0&feature=youtu.be In December, Shirley Waldron, an Associate at Delva Patman Redler, was interviewed by Party Wall PRO for their monthly podcast. Shirley discussed her work with Crossrail and how the [...]

By | 2019-01-31T15:04:19+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Party Wall PRO interviews Shirley Waldron on her work with Crossrail

Underground and over-complicated: dealing with basements

Rob French considers how basement culture will shape the future of party wall practice – and likely lead to new case law The growing trend of basement excavations in affluent areas has presented new challenges to party wall surveyors. As a result of this culture, surveyors are now commonly needing to deal with additional difficulties [...]

By | 2019-01-23T11:50:04+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Underground and over-complicated: dealing with basements

Christmas fun in the Yorkshire Dales

This year’s annual Christmas trip saw the Delva Patman Redler team visit the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for a night. During the day, the team tried their hand at various outdoor activities such as clay pigeon shooting and 4 x 4 off road orienteering. Congratulations to the winner of our clay pigeon shooting competition, Rob French, [...]

By | 2018-12-21T16:16:23+00:00 December 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas fun in the Yorkshire Dales

Christmas Jumper Day at Delva Patman Redler!

On 14th December, the Delva Patman Redler team participated in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Congratulations to the winner of our ‘best dressed’ prize, Brian Bevis. He showed such commitment to the cause that he came in a full elf outfit! We thank all staff for their enthusiasm and generosity. All donations have been [...]

By | 2018-12-20T18:30:20+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christmas Jumper Day at Delva Patman Redler!

Seasons Greetings from the Delva Patman Redler team

Seasons Greetings from all of us at Delva Patman Redler! We wish you and your loved ones a restful festive season and a prosperous year ahead. During this festive period we take a moment to reflect on another busy year. We have expanded our Rights of Light Team, Measured Survey Department and appointed a new [...]

By | 2018-12-20T12:48:24+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Seasons Greetings from the Delva Patman Redler team

How to keep your neighbour happy during extension works

In the excitement of planning extension works to your home it is easy to forget all about your neighbours and their concerns. However, even the smallest additions to your home can cause significant disruption to your neighbour’s everyday lives,whether this be in increased noise levels, restricted views or restricted access to their home.  Whilst these [...]

By | 2018-12-17T19:10:35+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to keep your neighbour happy during extension works

When is a party wall not a party wall? When the context dictates.

Aidan Cosgrave, Partner, Delva Patman Redler Last week, in the case of Wellington Properties Ltd v Second Duke of Westminster, Trustees of the Will of & Anor [2018] EWHC 3048 (Ch) (13 November 2018), the High Court held that the flank wall of a house at 39 Headfort Place, London SW1 was not a wall [...]

By | 2018-11-20T13:20:07+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When is a party wall not a party wall? When the context dictates.

Welcome to our new Head of Dilapidations

A big welcome to Tim Grierson who has joined the firm’s London team as Head of Dilapidations. Tim is a chartered surveyor, working across the building surveying field, with a speciality interest in dilapidations. Joining from Cushman and Wakefield, Tim has advised clients including British Airways, Education and Skills Funding Agency and DTZ Investors. At Delva [...]

By | 2018-11-14T11:51:44+00:00 October 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Welcome to our new Head of Dilapidations

New Recruits for Measured Surveying

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Martynian Duczek and Katarzyna Boruta as Measured Surveyors / CAD Technicians. Martynian joins the team from J.D. Barnes and Katarzyna from Site Engineering Surveys. They will both work in the London-based Measured Survey department, alongside Brian Bevis, Head of Measured Surveying. Brian Bevis comments “Both Martynian and [...]

By | 2018-11-14T11:53:05+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Recruits for Measured Surveying

Two heads may be better than one in a party wall dispute, but should the developer always pay for both?

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 offers parties to a party wall dispute two options for settling their differences: concur in the appointment of a single agreed surveyor or each appoint their own surveyor. The surveyor or surveyors then settle the disputed matter in an award, the reasonable costs of which are normally borne by [...]

By | 2018-09-10T12:34:20+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two heads may be better than one in a party wall dispute, but should the developer always pay for both?

We are recruiting!

We are currently looking to appoint a Measured Surveyor a 3D CAD Technician to work our busy London office. This is an excellent opportunity for a suitably qualified individual to join our new measured survey department which is tasked with capturing and processing the data needed to generate 2D and 3D information for our wide range [...]

By | 2018-08-20T17:08:14+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We are recruiting!

DPR’s Rights of Light Team Welcomes New Member

Delva Patman Redler has appointed Jessica Rhodes to join its London-based Rights of Light team as Senior Surveyor. Jessica has previously held senior roles with GIA (Gordon Ingram Associates) and JLL. While focusing on neighbourly matters as a whole, she has specifically worked in rights of light, developing a niche speciality in negotiations having de-risked [...]

By | 2018-08-13T14:58:22+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DPR’s Rights of Light Team Welcomes New Member

Delva Patman Redler’s Shirley Waldron becomes National Committee Vice Chairman of Pyramus & Thisbe Club

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of DPR Associate Shirley Waldron (RIBA) as National Committee Vice Chairman of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, the principal organisation for Party Wall Professionals. Shirley has been a committee member of the Sussex branch of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club since she moved to Brighton [...]

By | 2018-08-13T12:57:14+00:00 August 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler’s Shirley Waldron becomes National Committee Vice Chairman of Pyramus & Thisbe Club

A Bobby Dazzler* Evening Out

The Delva Patman Redler London team took to the waters this week for an evening bonding trip along the Regents Canal. The crew was picked up and dropped off at Granary Square, travelling west through St Pancras Lock, Kentish Town Lock, Hawley Lock and past the Gasholder Park and back again. After a delightful two-hour [...]

By | 2018-07-17T11:07:18+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Bobby Dazzler* Evening Out

GPE completes comprehensive refurbishment of 160 Old Street

Great Portland Estates (GPE) has completed the comprehensive refurbishment of 160 Old Street, marking this development milestone with a grand tour of the mixed-use space. Delva Patman Redler advised GPE on the Daylight, Sunlight and Rights of Light for the 160,600 sq ft (14,920 sq m) Central London redevelopment, as well as the Party Wall [...]

By | 2018-07-11T17:05:07+00:00 July 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on GPE completes comprehensive refurbishment of 160 Old Street

Delva Patman Redler at MIPIM 2018

Delva Patman Redler at MIPIM 2018 We are very pleased to announce that we will be attending MIPIM 2018 in Cannes between 13th and 16th March.  If you are attending and would like to meet with us then do please contact Sue Wheeler Click on the links below to find out more about our attendees: [...]

By | 2018-07-17T11:09:52+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delva Patman Redler at MIPIM 2018

New DPR Measured Survey Services

Delva Patman Redler are very pleased to announce that we can now provide a dedicated in house Measured Survey service. The vast majority of our daylight/sunlight and rights of light analyses require a level of enabling measured survey work to ensure a level of detail and accuracy in our modelling, analyses and reporting. This exciting [...]

By | 2017-11-09T15:39:17+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New DPR Measured Survey Services

Promotions within our London neighbourly matters department

We are pleased to announce that Shirley Waldron and Anne-Marie Hall have been promoted to the position of Associate working in our London neighbourly matters department. Shirley qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1998, has Project Management experience and worked for three years as a Building Control Officer.  From May 2010 onwards she has also [...]

By | 2017-11-07T13:02:34+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Promotions within our London neighbourly matters department

Delwyn Jones to speak at the P&T East Midlands Conference on 15th November.

As part of the Pyramus & Thisbe [P&T] East Midlands branch Conference on 15.11.17 in Nottingham, Delwyn Jones will be providing a talk entitled 'Condition - Relevance to Party Wall Procedures'. Delwyn will also be joined by Stuart Frame of Staple Inn Chambers who will be providing a legal update. Click on the link to the P&T website to [...]

By | 2017-10-19T07:31:30+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delwyn Jones to speak at the P&T East Midlands Conference on 15th November.

Aidan Cosgrave Joins DPR

We are very pleased to announce that Aidan Cosgrave BSc(Hons) MRICS has now joined our London office to work with and assist our busy rights of light department. Aidan has specialized in neighbourly matters for over 20 years having originally qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1993 and previously having held senior positions at [...]

By | 2017-10-19T08:19:59+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aidan Cosgrave Joins DPR

Delwyn Jones to present at the P&T North West Evening Seminar entitled ‘An Introduction to Rights to Light’

As part of the P&T North West branch Evening Seminar Programme 2017, Delwyn Jones, based in our Liverpool Office, will be providing a talk entitled 'An Introduction to Rights to Light'  at 6pm on Tuesday 7 November at Lancaster University, Bowland Suite, Bowland Hall, Lancaster LA1 4YW. The talk will cover the basic legal concepts [...]

By | 2017-09-28T07:57:15+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delwyn Jones to present at the P&T North West Evening Seminar entitled ‘An Introduction to Rights to Light’

Shirley Waldron to provide a talk on Crossrail at the Building Surveyors’ Oxford Briefing Conference

Shirley Waldron, based in our London Office, will be providing a talk entitled 'Crossrail - Building a Railway in a City'  at 9am on Friday, 13th October at the Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3DB. Do come along to get a fantastic insight into some of the construction challenges of delivering this colossal underground [...]

By | 2017-09-21T09:12:08+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shirley Waldron to provide a talk on Crossrail at the Building Surveyors’ Oxford Briefing Conference

Suzanne Leo has been promoted to Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce that Suzanne Leo has been promoted to Senior Associate heading up our occupier services team in our busy Liverpool office.  Suzanne also acts as party wall surveyor and is currently the Secretary of the North-West branch of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club, the principal organisation for party wall professionals.  Suzanne [...]

By | 2017-09-19T07:54:27+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Suzanne Leo has been promoted to Senior Associate

DPR support the RICS Accredited honours degree course in Building Surveying at LJMU

DPR LLP are pleased  to support the RICS Accredited honours degree course in Building Surveying at Liverpool John Moores University.  The recipient of the 2017 DPR LLP  Prize for the Best Results in Final Year Examinations is Ashley Cooper.  She is seen here with Delwyn Jones of our North West England office following her graduation [...]

By | 2017-09-11T10:29:36+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DPR support the RICS Accredited honours degree course in Building Surveying at LJMU

DPR staff raise money for worthy causes…

Congratulations to Dan Wade, Lok Tang  and Amy Donovan for their respective efforts this past weekend raising money for some very worthy causes.  Dan Wade completed the Great North Run on Sunday for Pancreatic Cancer UK whilst Lok Tang and Amy Donovan completed the Thames Path Challenge for Cancer Research UK.  Click on their links below to [...]

By | 2017-09-15T09:09:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DPR staff raise money for worthy causes…

Lok Tang has been promoted to Associate

We are pleased to announce that Lok Tang has been promoted to the position of Associate.  Lok specialises in both Daylight and Sunlight for planning and common law Rights of Light and advises clients and neighbours alike on a large number of projects of varying scales.  Since joining us Lok has developed a deep technical knowledge [...]

By | 2017-09-05T07:51:54+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lok Tang has been promoted to Associate

Aidan Cosgrave will be joining the ranks at DPR – October 2017

We are pleased to announce that Aidan Cosgrave BSc(Hons) MRICS will be joining the ranks at DPR in October primarily to work with and assist our rights of light team.  Aidan has worked in leading firms in the industry for many years and comes with substantial experience that will enhance the expert level of service [...]

By | 2017-09-05T17:02:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aidan Cosgrave will be joining the ranks at DPR – October 2017

Ellie Smith has joined our London Party Wall Team

We are pleased to announce that Ellie Smith has joined our Party Wall department.  Ellie joins us from Anstey Horne taking up the position of Graduate Building Surveyor to provide support to the existing team members as we continue to grow and progress the Neighbourly Matters services that we provide.  Ellie can be contacted by [...]

By | 2017-09-05T07:23:28+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ellie Smith has joined our London Party Wall Team