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What is a Party Wall Bury?

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In simple terms a party wall divides the buildings of two owners with the limit between ownerships generally, however not constantly, placed at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 identifies two various kinds of party wall:

Type A

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

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands entirely on one owner’s land, however is utilized by 2 (or more) owners to separate their structures. Examples include where one neighbour has a structure that leans against a wall that is owned by the other neighbour. Just the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.

Party Wall Type B

Party Structure

The Act also utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the party walls described above this term includes dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is uncommon 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 building. It stands astride the border line between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you lie within the Bury location you can contact the authors of this article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and get as much as 20 minutes complimentary advice on the subject of Party Walls and other party wall related matters.

Only the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
It is unusual 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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