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What is a Party Wall Aston?

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In simple terms a party wall divides the buildings of 2 owners with the limit in between ownerships normally, however not constantly, positioned at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 acknowledges 2 different types of party wall:

Type A

A wall that stands astride the boundary of land coming from 2 (or more) different owners. Examples consist of walls separating semi-detached or terraced houses or walls that form the boundary between two gardens, referred to as a “party fence wall” (see more comprehensive description below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands completely on one owner’s land, however is used by two (or more) owners to separate their buildings. Examples include where one neighbour has a structure that raids a wall that is owned by the other neighbour. Only the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.

Party Wall Type B

Celebration Structure

The Act also utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As well as the party walls described above this term includes dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is unusual that structures of this type are the subject of a Party Wall Agreement.

Party Fence Wall

A “party fence wall” is not part of a structure. It stands astride the limit line in between lands of various owners and is used to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or perhaps fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you are located within the Aston area you can call the authors of this short article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive up to 20 minutes complimentary suggestions on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall associated matters.

Just the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
It is rare that structures of this type are the topic of a Party Wall Agreement.

Wooden fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

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A party wall (occasionally parti-wall or parting wall, also known as common wall or as a demising wall) is a dividing partition between two adjoining buildings that is shared by the occupants of each residence or business. Typically, the builder lays the wall along a property line dividing two terraced houses, so that one half of the wall’s thickness lies on each side. This type of wall is usually structural. Party walls can also be formed by two abutting walls built at different times. The term can be also used to describe a division between separate units within a multi-unit apartment complex. Very often the wall in this case is non-structural but designed to meet established criteria for sound and/or fire protection, i.e. a firewall.

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