Faulkners Surveyors is a credible and professional firm of party wall surveyors in Caerphilly, specialising in all party wall matters in Caerphilly and the Home Counties. The company was founded in 2010 with the coming together of 3 independent experienced Surveyors who specialise in this niché area of surveying.
What is a Party Wall Caerphilly?
In easy terms a party wall divides the buildings of 2 owners with the limit in between ownerships generally, however not always, positioned at the centre of the wall.
Area 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 recognises 2 various kinds of party wall:
A wall that stands astride the limit of land belonging to 2 (or more) different owners. Examples consist of walls separating semi-detached or terraced houses or walls that form the limit between two gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more comprehensive description below).
A wall that stands entirely on one owner’s land, however is utilized by 2 (or more) owners to separate their buildings. Examples consist of 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.
The Act also utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. In addition to the party walls explained above this term includes dividing structures such as floorings or other partitions. It is rare that structures of this type are the topic of a Party Wall Agreement.
Party Fence Wall
A “party fence wall” is not part of a structure. It stands astride the boundary line in between lands of different owners and is used to separate those lands. Wood fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.
If you are located within the Caerphilly area you can get in touch with the authors of this short article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive as much as 20 mins free guidance on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall related matters.
Only the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
It is unusual that structures of this type are the topic of a Party Wall Agreement.
Wood 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, 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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