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What is a Party Wall Paisley?

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In easy terms a party wall divides the buildings of two owners with the boundary between ownerships usually, but not constantly, positioned at the centre of the wall.

Section 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 recognises two different kinds of party wall:

Type A

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

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands completely 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 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.

Party Wall Type B

Party Structure

The Act also uses the expression “party structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the celebration walls explained above this term incorporates 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 border 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 Paisley 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 receive approximately 20 mins complimentary 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 rare that structures of this type are the topic 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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