Jane Petty – 22 Jun 2020

I rang this company in desperate need of sound advice, after not getting anywhere with various other so called ‘experts’. Paul was extremely knowledgable, very professional and listened to my personal circumstances. He gave very good factual legal advice quoting different legislation and advised my best course of action. He allayed my fears and I’m sorry now I didn’t ring him sooner !! Totally recommend.

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Eamonn J – 16 Jun 202

Having fairly recently been introduced to the complexities of requiring a Party Wall Agreement owed to the building of an extension plus internal renovations of our house, I was pretty apprehensive of what was involved. I had read horror stories of surveyors charging by the hour and resultantly racking up bills totalling thousands of Pounds. Fortunately I was introduced to Derek Compton from FPWS, who explained everything to me in detail. All advice he gave me over the telephone was free of charge, and Derek’s fixed fee structure was much more sensible when compared to other Party Wall Surveyors whom I contacted. Upon appointing Derek, he visited us during his own time (and without billing us for his visit). Notices were sent out to our neighbours soon thereafter and within a week I had two signed Party Wall Agreements. Without a doubt Derek Compton saved us a lot of money and more importantly a lot of hassle, giving us the peace of mind of knowing that everything has been done correctly. Thank you, Derek!

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Rex Nwulu – 20 Apr 2020

Mr Dave Davis have been very instrumental in proving a party wall agreement award within a very short notice. Furthermore he went out of his way to resolve a dispute between my neighbour and I by patiently explaining and providing proper guidance towards what our options where. Eventually we came to a reasonable agreement thanks to Dave. I will definitely be recommending His services to friends, colleagues and family. Thanks again Dave.

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Charlotte Tomlinso… – 28 Mar 2020

Derek was incredibly helpful when I called him just before Christmas needing urgent advice on a particularly pedantic neighbour and their demands. His advice and support ensured we were able to proceed and obtain an agreed, signed party agreement over the holiday period. Very thankful and would be my go-to advisor should we require a party wall advice again in the future.

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Sarah Gooding and Shaun Howell … – 17 Feb 2020

I called for advise about a party wall problem we are having, and I received free advise. A helpful ear who gave us great help and understanding of our current situation. A massive thank you and would definitely recommend.

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David Avey – 11 Feb 2020

I called Derek as I was unsure about anything to do with The Party Wall Act. I was so grateful to him for the advice that he gave me as it turned out that I did not (in my instance) need to progress any further as the criteria’s for the act did not apply. How many other people would have done this? I was very grateful for the free advice and he has put my mind at rest. If he is this honest before engaging in his services then I am sure that he would handle all of your requirements diligently once you have.

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Alex Strang – 25 Nov 2019

Joanna is extremely professional and helped me navigate the tricky new world of partywalls for a first time buyer. Would highly recommend her.

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Danielle M – 10 Nov 2019

Derek responded quickly when we needed Party Wall Act notices and associated advice. Not only did he provide clear “plain-English” information to explain exactly what everyone needed to do, but through his calm and patient attitude he helped us maintain a good relationship with our anxious neighbours, who were completely reassured by his knowledge and professional manner. We are very grateful for his help.

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Dr Sharif Hussain – 8 Nov 2019

Joanna Doe from the outset came across as someone who knows the regulations well. She has excellent communication skills which is imperative when negotiating with neighbours and third-party surveyors. She is responsive and got back to emails/phone calls quickly with clear updates on progress. Moreover she worked hard to avoid delays in particular from third-party surveyor by contacting them regularly. Although I had significantly cheaper quotes I am extremely glad I went with Joanna and paid that bit extra as the service was brilliant with a quick turn around time. She was clear about the costs from the outset and there were no hidden costs. Thank you again Joanna!

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Danny Al-Dilmi – 9 Sep 2019

Excellent service from Joanna and team. Really helpful and extremely good value for money.

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Tina Edwards – 18 Apr 2019

Paul helped with an issue we have in regards to a party wall issue. He went out his way to see everything that was required to give us the correct advise. We could not fault any part of the process. Polite, so very helpful, happy to take as many calls from us. Any advise we needed was always welcome and given straight away. I would totally recommend to anyone.

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Janis Sahota – 20 Feb 2019

Paul made the whole process straightforward and simple. It was completely very quickly and professionally. He answered all my questions and reassured any worries I had… great service! Thanks Paul.

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Tayla Ellis – 10 Oct 2018

Disgusting company. Steer clear of Paul Williamson from this company who we used as our party wall surveyor, not only did he do the final visit when our neighbours asked him to without him or the neighbour asking us or checking that we had even finished our building work (which we hadn’t! ) he then advised us that there was damage next door and we need to pay for this (which was fine by us) however, when we asked for photos of property before our works commenced in a digital format twice he refused to respond or provide this both times. We still do not have this. He quite obviously doesn’t have this either. We were provided with tiny print outs on normal paper which you can bearly see anything on. Then when we asked one more time on a phone call he told us that we ‘had fobbed our neighbours off for long enough now and he was not prepared to work any more on our case unless we paid him his hourly rate’… we had already paid £950 for the service! We also have answered every phone call and email within an hour of it being sent so im not quite sure how he thinks we ‘fobbed’ our neighbour off. Not very professional from him! He then threatened us with issuing an award for the neighbours which will cost us £1,500… always threats of money if something wasn’t going his way. We then explained to him that we are not disputing the cost, we just simply wanted a couple of explanations of how the figure the reached and he told us to ‘Google the definition of dispute’ because clearly we don’t know what it means!Terrible customer service. And to think we actually paid to get spoken to like that! I have now had to contact the RICS because of their conduct and them refusing to provide us with their complaints procedure which we have asked for twice now.

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Martine Darkin – 7 Aug 2018

I found FPWS via google and didn’t know what to expect. I had no idea about any of this so it was a complete mine field! After speaking to Derek he put my mind at ease. He was unbelievably helpful, quick at responding and very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek and FPWS. Top service.

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Mark Edwards – 8 Feb 2018

Very good service and very knowledgeable.

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Natalia Bareikis – 31 Jan 2018

Paul is for sure the guy you are looking for in difficult situations as he has dealt with mine in no time with great result. From first call he was proactive and explained everything in details. Plus he is ready to work out of normal working hours which is ideal in most of situations. I cant recommend him enough and in few words he is professional, polite, educated and just simply a nice gentleman who will put your mind at ease and will get the job done.

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lisa Kypri – 30 Jan 2018

Paul has been very helpful answering all my questions Even when I have called not during working hours. Professional and reliable and explained all details of what a party wall entails. Would highly recommend.

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Bobbie Port – 30 Jan 2018

I wasn’t aware that I needed a party wall agreement until my neighbour had brought it to my attention. I had Workman starting on my extension which I couldn’t allow to stop working due to tight timeframes we was working to. I then took to google and I found Paul. He was round my property within the hour, notices served and within 48 hours I had my party wall agreement signed served and delivered to both parties. Due to him being so proactive my Workman didn’t need to stop working. The service was brilliant and I couldn’t recommend him enough.

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Paul Ramsey – 31 Oct 2017

FPWS Are Just The Best. We have a terraced house adjoining a housing association house they have a policy of always sending in their own surveyor from Surrey for any party wall work so we also decided to use them as an agreed surveyor for our loft conversion works too. Well… once employed that company and the housing association messed us around and ignored us for over a year. We a tried to use another surveyor but they just said we cant help you as you’ve signed with a surveyors already even if they are messing you around. We then found and spoke to Paul Williamson form FPWS giving him the full story, from that point he took it out of our hands. He wrote letters, emailed and phoned the original surveyors, and got them to relinquish us from the signed contract with them stating their unprofessional conduct. As they were still acting on behalf of the housing association he ended up threating to take them to the governing body for misconduct. Just to kick then into gear. We eventually got the award and at a very reasonable cost for the amount of work they had to put into this one. We are so grateful to Paul Williamson and all at FPWS for their help, patience and persistence.

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Ross Morrell – 20 Oct 2017

Very quick and helpful response to an issue that came up late with our neighbour. Would recommend.

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Marcus Stefanelli – 18 Aug 2017

I rang FWPS to get some general information on a Party Wall issue. I spoke to Paul he was very helpful. I felt totally informed and knowledgeable as to what FWPS could do to help my situation. I would absolutely recommend giving this company a call.

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Jessica Batchelor – 16 Aug 2017

Great advice. Speedy work. Very reliable. Very pleasant and understanding to all involved!

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Angela Dynan – 15 Aug 2017

I have used first for party wall surveyors twice now and had excellent help and advise from Paul, who I have complete trust in. Fast and professional, I would recommend anyone needing a surveyor to use this company.

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Archana – 23 Apr 2017

Very good servicea, fast and very approachable.

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Jay Khan – 13 Mar 2017

This company is very professional and really helpful, nothing is too much trouble for them. I would say if you have any party wall matters, please contact this company first, (I wish I did).

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Natalie Trump – 8 Nov 2016

Paul took the time to explain the whole process and listen to our specific situation. He updated us almost on a daily basis which helped us to know he was on top of things, even if there was slow progress (due to neighbours, not Paul). Paul was friendly and very professional and pitched himself perfectly to our neighbours. This helped to move things as swiftly as possible. Paul went the extra mile to work all hours to get our schedule of condition and award issued as soon as possible to allow us to get on with our building work. He also helped resolve issues that went far beyond his job scope as a party wall surveyor. I can’t recommend him highly enough!

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Vincenzo Vigilante – 6 Nov 2016

I had to get a party wall surveyor for my extension. Paul at First for Party Wall Surveyors was very professional and helpful. He helped to take away the stress of the situation and it was a very straightforward and smooth experience. I would highly recommend First for Party Wall Surveyors to anyone who needs a party wall surveyor. The fee was very reasonable as well. Paul was fantastic.

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Mr Carlan Li – 2 Nov 2016

Great service and was thorough. When there was an issue came over within a couple of hours to look into it and protect my interests. Can’t ask any more than that from a party wall surveyor

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Alan Mcintosh – 28 Jun 2016

These guys will go out their way to help you out. Friendly professional service that I would recommend, I was very concerned when next door started work without issuing me with a party wall notice, Darren and Paul were prompt in resolving my situation, well done Darren and Paul.

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Denyse Baldwin – 21 Apr 2016

I am happy with the service provided. It was friendly and reliable, responses to my text and emails were prompt very important when you are working to a deadline. I felt they went the extra mile so I am confident in giving them my recommendation.

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