Faulkners Surveyors is a expert and reputable firm of party wall surveyors in Esher, specialising in all party wall matters in Esher 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 Esher?

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In simple terms a party wall divides the structures of two owners with the limit between ownerships generally, however not always, positioned at the centre of the wall.

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

Type A

A wall that stands astride the boundary of land belonging to two (or more) various owners. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached homes or walls that form the limit in between 2 gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more detailed description listed below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands wholly on one owner’s land, however is used by 2 (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. Just the part of the wall that is confined by the lean-to is a Party Wall.

Party Wall Type B

Celebration Structure

The Act also uses the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the party walls described above this term includes dividing structures such as floors 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 building. It stands astride the limit line in between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, or perhaps fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.

If you are located within the Esher 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 get approximately 20 mins free advice on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall related matters.

Just 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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