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What is a Party Wall Southport?

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

Section 20 of the The Party Wall and so on. Act 1996 identifies 2 various kinds of party wall:

Type A

A wall that stands astride the boundary of land coming from two (or more) different owners. Examples include walls separating terraced or semi-detached houses or walls that form the limit in between 2 gardens, referred to as a “party fence wall” (see more detailed description 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. 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 uses the expression “party structure”, as in “Party Structure Notice”. As well as the party walls explained above this term includes dividing structures such as floors 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 border line in between lands of various owners and is used to separate those lands. Wooden fences, or perhaps fences with concrete posts, are not celebration fence walls.

If you are located within the Southport location you can call the authors of this short article, the party walls team at Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors, on 03300100262 or by e-mail and receive approximately 20 mins free recommendations on the subject of Celebration 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 rare 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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