Southwell & Southwell v Burrows  H20CL102
The appeal of a Party Wall Award.
Dr. Philip Antino was the Southwells’ appointed surveyor. Mr. Mike Harry was the building owner (burrows) appointed surveyor.
Dr. Antino had reasonably added a stamp and signature to every drawing that he had considered and accepted were relevant to the award.
Dr. Antino had concerns about Mr. Harry’s objections to including the signed and stamped drawings.
Whilst Mr harry had accepted the majority of the challenges raised by Dr. Antino in respect of the award, there were still some areas of dispute. However, the Southwells’ were content with the award and instructed Dr. Antino to sign the award.
Mr.Following an agreement on the Award. Ms. Burrows surveyor surreptitiously added two additional plans not seen/approved by Dr. Antino or the Adjoining Owners. The Adjoining Owners raised their concerns, but the award was not withdrawn and the two drawings were not removed. The Award was appealed requesting the Award was adjusted and the two plans removed. Burrows appointed Mr. Stuart Frame, https://www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk
The adjoining owners represented themselves.
The Building owners conceded and agreed the two drawings should be removed from the award. A consent order was agreed and costs were paid by Burrows.