Faulkners Surveyors is a professional and reputable firm of party wall surveyors in Cardiff, specialising in all party wall matters in Cardiff and the Home Counties. The company was founded in 2010 with the coming together of three independent experienced Surveyors who specialise in this niché location of surveying.
What is a Party Wall Cardiff?
In easy terms a party wall divides the structures of two owners with the limit between ownerships usually, but not constantly, placed at the centre of the wall.
Area 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 identifies 2 different kinds of party wall:
A wall that stands astride the border of land coming from two (or more) various owners. Examples consist of walls separating terraced or semi-detached houses or walls that form the border in between two gardens, known as a “party fence wall” (see more in-depth description listed below).
A wall that stands completely on one owner’s land, however 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. Only the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
The Act also utilizes the expression “party structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the celebration walls explained above this term includes dividing structures such as floorings 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 border line between lands of various 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 Cardiff location you can get in touch with the authors of this article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive up to 20 mins complimentary advice on the subject of Celebration 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 rare that structures of this type are the subject of a Party Wall Agreement.
Wood fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.
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