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Teaching is delivered in bite-sized videos and based on best practice, the sometimes differing views of party wall surveyors and lawyers, and case law which underpins much of the process.

  • Defining Party Fence Walls, Party Walls and Party Structures

  • Detailed consideration of the works to which the Act applies

  • Notices – content and the necessity for service

  • The effect of undertaking work without notice – trespass, injunctions etc.

  • The appointment and function of party wall surveyors - awards, appeals and fees

  • Ownership in terms of the Act and why it is important

  • Unnecessary inconvenience; Compensation for loss or damage; Rights of entry

  • Payments between owners; Security for expenses

Party Wall Academy Membership has been running specialist courses in the interpretation and application of the Party Wall etc. Act since 2009. We are the sole training and assessment provider to the Party Wall Academy. All delegates taking this online course are eligible for Academy membership, subject to completing two online assessments and a final guided written assessment post-course.

  • The course comes as a complete package and the fee includes a one year Academy subscription, written assessment costs, unfettered access to our online reference material archive and personal post-course support in connection with any party wall matter.

  • Support is provided for an initial period of two months following completion of the second online assessment. At the end of that period, ongoing support is contingent on completion of the final assessment assessment and consequent Academy Membership.


The Principal of The Party Wall Academy, an acknowledged expert in this field

  • Peter Worman

    Senior Instructor

    Peter Worman

    Having come across significant competence issues among party wall surveyors, he identified the primary causes as both a lack of training and limited access to the specialist knowledge required by those taking on this role. Peter was a chartered building surveyor for over thirty years and has dealt with the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 since it came into being. With the aim of advancing standards in party wall surveying, he used his extensive experience to design a course that would provide those attending with the necessary tools to correctly interpret and apply the Act. For the last ten years Peter has focused solely on party wall matters, an area of work he has always found both fascinating and rewarding. He has a Level 4 Award in Education and Training and is passionate about passing his knowledge on to others.
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Who's this course for?

What people are saying:

by Usman Tahir, UCL London [2018]


by Usman Tahir, UCL London [2018]

"Could I just please reiterate my gratitude towards yourself as I benefitted immensely from your vast knowledge and passion for the subject, along with your incredible teaching style."
by Lesley Isaacs, London N14 [2018]

Great Teacher

by Lesley Isaacs, London N14 [2018]

"Thank you I really enjoyed the course and gained enormously from it - brilliant. Peter was a great teacher"
by Gus Gresham, Party Walls Leicestershire [2018]


by Gus Gresham, Party Walls Leicestershire [2018]

"Thank you again for a very in depth and brilliant guide to this scenario, variations and equitable solutions"