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What is a Party Wall Bristol?

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In easy terms a party wall divides the buildings of 2 owners with the boundary in between ownerships normally, but not always, positioned at the centre of the wall.

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

Type A

A wall that stands astride the limit of land belonging to two (or more) different owners. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached homes or walls that form the boundary in 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, but is used by 2 (or more) owners to separate their structures. Examples include where one neighbour has a structure that raids a wall that is owned by the other neighbour. Just 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 uses the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. Along with the party walls described above this term encompasses 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 different owners and is used to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you are located within the Bristol location you can call the authors of this short article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive as much as 20 mins complimentary guidance on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall related matters.

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

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

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A party wall (occasionally parti-wall or parting wall, additionally known as typical wall or as a demising wall) is a dividing dividers between two adjacent structures that is shared by the passengers of each residence or organization. Typically, the builder lays the wall surface along a property line splitting two terraced residences, so that one fifty percent of the wall surface’s density rests on each side. This type of wall is usually structural. Event wall surfaces can also be created by 2 abutting wall surfaces developed at various times. The term can be additionally used to explain a division in between different devices within a multi-unit apartment building. Extremely frequently the wall in this instance is non-structural however created to satisfy well established requirements for noise and/or fire security, i.e. a firewall.

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