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A Party Wall in Mitcham is a dividing partition between two homes, the owners of which have shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors in Mitcham are certified to advise you on a variety of Party Wall concerns you may be experiencing regarding your residential or commercial property.

Our Party Wall Surveyors in Mitcham cover the whole Mitcham location and the Home Counties.

What is a Party Wall Mitcham?

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In basic terms a party wall divides the structures of two owners with the border in between ownerships normally, but not constantly, placed at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 recognises 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 semi-detached or terraced homes or walls that form the border between two gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more comprehensive description below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands entirely on one owner’s land, however is utilized by two (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. Just the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.

Party Wall Type B

Celebration Structure

The Act likewise utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the party walls described above this term encompasses dividing structures such as floorings 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 boundary line in between lands of various owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.

If you lie within the Mitcham location you can contact the authors of this short article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and get as much as 20 minutes free suggestions on the subject of Party Walls and other party wall related matters.

Only the part of the wall that is confined 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 celebration 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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