What is a Party Wall Darwen?
In simple terms a party wall divides the structures of 2 owners with the boundary in between ownerships typically, but not constantly, positioned at the centre of the wall.
Area 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 recognises 2 different types of party wall:
A wall that stands astride the border of land belonging to two (or more) various owners. Examples include walls separating semi-detached or terraced houses or walls that form the limit between 2 gardens, referred to as a “party fence wall” (see more in-depth description listed below).
A wall that stands entirely on one owner’s land, but is utilized by two (or more) owners to separate their buildings. Examples consist of 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 confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
The Act likewise utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the celebration walls described above this term encompasses dividing structures such as floors 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 limit line in between lands of various owners and is used to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or perhaps fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.
If you are located within the Darwen location you can call the authors of this short article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and get as much as 20 minutes free advice on the subject of Party Walls and other party wall associated matters.
Only the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
It is uncommon that structures of this type are the topic 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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