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What is a Party Wall Christchurch?

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In basic terms a party wall divides the buildings of 2 owners with the limit between ownerships normally, however not always, placed at the centre of the wall.

Area 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 recognises two various types of party wall:

Type A

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 homes or walls that form the border between two gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more detailed description listed below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands entirely on one owner’s land, but is used 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. 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 well as the party walls explained above this term incorporates dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is rare 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 limit line between lands of various owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, or perhaps fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you are located within the Christchurch 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 receive up to 20 minutes complimentary advice on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall associated matters.

Just 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.

Wood 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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