What is a Party Wall Redhill?
In simple terms a party wall divides the structures of two owners with the boundary between ownerships typically, but not constantly, placed at the centre of the wall.
Section 20 of the The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 acknowledges 2 various types of party wall:
A wall that stands astride the border of land coming from 2 (or more) various owners. Examples include walls separating semi-detached or terraced houses or walls that form the limit between two gardens, called a “party fence wall” (see more comprehensive description listed below).
A wall that stands wholly on one owner’s land, but is used by two (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.
The Act also uses the expression “celebration structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. In addition to the party walls described above this term encompasses dividing structures such as floorings or other partitions. It is uncommon 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 structure. It stands astride the boundary line in between lands of different owners and is utilized to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or even fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.
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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 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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