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What is a Party Wall Chelsea?

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In easy terms a party wall divides the buildings of two owners with the boundary in between ownerships usually, but not constantly, positioned at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 identifies 2 various types of party wall:

Type A

A wall that stands astride the limit of land coming from 2 (or more) different owners. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached houses or walls that form the border between two gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more in-depth description below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands completely on one owner’s land, however is used by 2 (or more) owners to separate their buildings. Examples include where one neighbour has a structure that leans against 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

Party Structure

The Act likewise utilizes the expression “party structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. Along with the party walls explained above this term encompasses dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is uncommon 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 border line between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wooden fences, and even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you lie within the Chelsea location you can get in touch with the authors of this short article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and get up to 20 mins complimentary recommendations on the subject of Party Walls and other party wall associated 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 subject 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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