The Pyramus and Thisbe Club

The Pyramus and Thisbe Club was created in 1974 by a group of London Surveyors who specialised in Party Walls.  

Its website states:

"The Club seeks to advance knowledge of party wall legislation and procedure and to promote best professional practice in its application. "

The Payramus and Thisbe Club played a pivotal role in framing the Party Wall Act 1996, which now governs the often-contentious area. John Lytton, then The Earl of Lytton and a former Chairman of the Club sponsored the Bill through Parliament.

They remain active supervisors of this specific area of Surveying and property law. They provide advice to both the general public and the Surveying profession on their specific area of expertise. They can be contacted through their website.

The myth behind the Pyramus and Thisbe Club

In Ovid’s retelling, Pyramus and Thisbe were two Babylonian lovers whose families were enveloped in a Montague and Capulet style feud. They lived in adjoining houses and so they would whisper to one another through the cracks. Through a terrible quirk of fate, they end up both committing suicide. Cheery stuff from the Romans. Nowadays, the work of the Payramus and Thisbe Club is somewhat less romantic; although neighbourly disputes can become the stuff of local legend.