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A Party Wall in Reading is a dividing partition between 2 residential or commercial properties, the owners of which have actually shared obligation for the wall. Our Party Wall Surveyors in Reading are qualified to advise you on a series of Party Wall concerns you might be experiencing regarding your home.

Our Party Wall Surveyors in Reading cover the entire Reading area and the Home Counties.

What is a Party Wall Reading?

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

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

Type A

A wall that stands astride the border of land belonging to 2 (or more) different owners. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached houses or walls that form the border in between two gardens, referred to as a “party fence wall” (see more comprehensive description below).

Party Wall Type A

Type B

A wall that stands completely 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 raids 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

Party Structure

The Act also utilizes the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As the party walls explained above this term includes dividing structures such as floors or other partitions. It is rare 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 between lands of various owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wood fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not party fence walls.

If you lie within the Reading area you can contact the authors of this article, the party walls group at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive up to 20 minutes complimentary advice on the subject of Celebration Walls and other party wall related matters.

Just the part of the wall that is enclosed 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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Typically, the home builder lays the wall surface along a residential or commercial property line splitting 2 terraced houses, so that one half of the wall surface’s thickness lies on each side. This kind of wall is normally architectural. Party walls can also be developed by two abutting wall surfaces developed at different times.

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