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A Party Wall in Northwich is a dividing partition in between two residential or commercial properties, the owners of which have shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors in Northwich are qualified to encourage you on a variety of Party Wall problems you may be experiencing concerning your residential or commercial property.
Our Party Wall Surveyors in Northwich cover the whole Northwich location and the Home Counties.
What is a Party Wall Northwich?
In easy terms a party wall divides the buildings of two owners with the limit in between ownerships generally, but not constantly, placed at the centre of the wall.
Section 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 acknowledges 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 homes or walls that form the border in between two gardens, referred to as a “party fence wall” (see more in-depth description listed below).
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. Just the part of the wall that is enclosed by the lean-to is a Party Wall.
The Act also uses the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the celebration walls described above this term includes dividing structures such as floorings 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 border line in between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, and even fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.
If you are located within the Northwich area you can call the authors of this article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and get up to 20 mins totally free advice 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 uncommon 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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