Party Wall & Neighbourly Matters

Clear, succinct and bullish approach to Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters. Providing sound advice with over 50 years’ experience on prestigious, landmark schemes both commercial and residential.

Rights of Light

Whilst using cutting edge technology, we work alongside developers/architects to ensure the maximum envelope for each project.

Daylight & Sunlight

Strict and precise appraisals to development schemes, expert reports, ensuring planning policy is met and ensuring client briefs are fully met.

Services

Behan Partnership is an independent Chartered Building Surveying Practice providing specialist advice on Neighbourly and Third Party matters.

The team

Mark BehanMore

Mark Behan

Mark founded the practice in 2007 as a multidisciplinary neighbourly matters practice.

Having become a Chartered Surveyor in 1998, he joined international property consultants King Sturge in 1998 where he developed and expanded the neighbourly matters service. Mark made partner and continued his expertise with Delva Patman where he worked for 10 years.

Mark is co-author of the RICS guidance notes for Party Walls and Daylight/sunlight. He oversees and advises on all projects with members of the team. Mark regularly acts on landmark schemes as the appointed party surveyor for owners and secures awards as a priority in a robust manner to accommodate critical paths. He has an enviable track record in securing the best settlements for our clients.

He is instructed on major schemes handling rights of light claims; detailed investigations and focused negotiation to provide good leverage to secure increased settlements.

Clients range from pension funds to private developers including Crosstree, The Crown Estate, Grosvenor Estates, Hines, Frogmore, Motcomb, Howard de Walden, British Land, Reef Estates, Royal London, Ecoworld, Virdis, ACAI, Redrow, CLS and many more.

Mark is an experienced tennis player and regularly wins tournaments although he rarely divulges that they are in the 45+ category. He enjoys golf and wishes he had more time to get the rounds in.

Louise PolledriMore

Louise Polledri

Louise has been a Chartered Building Surveyor for over 20 years and joined the practice as a Director in 2009 following ten successful years at King Sturge International Property Consultants as a Partner within their Project Management Team.

Her robust and personable attitude leading projects ensures that her clients’ objectives are fully understood and executed by the team that she carefully selects for every project.

Louise has a long-established track record of new build, fit-out and refurbishment projects within the commercial, retail and residential sectors.

Alongside her project Management role, Louise assists Mark with the day to day running of the practice and oversees all compliance matters for the firm.

In her spare time Louise enjoys tennis and is an avid Rugby supporter, especially on the sidelines watching her sons play. She recently started playing golf and soon perhaps will give Mark a run for his money on the golf course.

Tughan MusaMore

Tughan Musa

Tughan Musa is an Associate RICS qualified surveyor with over six years’ Party Wall experience and four years’ in general building surveying services.
 
As a Senior Party Wall Surveyor, he has taken the lead on complex developments, including the Chinese Embassy and the residence of The Brunei Government in Norfolk Square. In addition, his understanding of building pathology helps provide clients with advice on damages, which is beneficial when dealing with Party Wall Matters.
 
He is a keen traveller, enjoys live music and Japanese cuisine, particularly the traditional Omakase Shimasu, which roughly means “I trust you, (chef).

Naomi ColmanMore

Naomi Colman

Naomi joined the practice in 2011 and has exceptional experience in administering all party wall and neighbourly matters for the team. Furthermore, she has been instrumental in formulating and streamlining the firm’s processes to assist the team in executing their services as Party wall surveyors and in dealing with Rights to Light matters in an efficient manner.

Naomi has a love of dogs and has recently brought a new addition to her family called Iwan. She loves walking Iwan and is an avid Arsenal supporter and loves watching all sports.

Nicole GoldmanMore

Nicole Goldman

Nicole joined the firm in 2019 to work alongside Naomi in administering all requirements for the team. Nicole previously spent many years as a legal secretary and has experience working at a surveyors practice and understands the fundamentals of all party wall and rights to light processes involved. Having a high level of support for all surveyors is paramount which enables instructions to be dealt with in a timely manner.

In Nicole’s spare time she enjoys watercolour painting, cookery, countryside walks and Zumba dance classes.

Our Projects

UCLH Proton Beam Centre, Warren Street

• UCLH constructing the world’s advanced form of radiotherapy; Proton Beam Therapy (PBT). • Acting as Party Wall Surveyor for UCLH and securing dozens of awards for demolition, piling, diaphragm walls, underpinning, bulk excavation and superstructure. • Negotiating hoarding, Scaffold and Crane oversail licences. • Advising on Neighbourly matters outside of party wall legislation.

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter to the professional team

Peter has completed his Masters degree in Building Surveying. Being a former solicitor and having had 4 years experience in property law, Peter is able to call upon his legal expertise to assist helping clients in complex party wall matters. Peter has a client focused approach to his work, and throughout his career he has […]

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Testimonials

Behan

“The Crown Estate have been using the services of Behan Partnership since 2007. They have provided Rights of Light, daylight and sunlight and Party Wall advice on a number of our prestigious projects varying in size and complexity…

John Burton
Development Project Manager, The Crown Estate

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