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party wall

A wall built on the line between two properties and necessary for the support of structures built on either side of the property line. Each owner owns the one-half of the party wall on his or her own property and has a support easement in the one-half on the other person's property. Neither person can demolish the one-half of the wall on his or her own property because that would damage the neighbor's building.Townhomes usually share party walls.

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The New York City Administrative Code [section] 27-232 defines a party wall as "a fire division on an interior lot line common to two adjoining buildings.
Chartered building surveyors will advise on the rights imposed and obligations conveyed by the Act, identify which elements of the proposed works fall within the remit of the Act and which do not, identify ownership interests in adjoining properties, prepare and serve Notices, prepare and agree schedules of condition and Party Wall awards and resolve any issues of damage or compensation.
With its many departments, meeting spaces, offices, and archives, the Akademie constituted quite a large programme, constrained by party walls each side, building lines to front and rear, and a height limit respecting the Brandenburg Gate.
Although the Party Wall Act is described as an "enabling" Act, it is important for those arranging the building works to serve the necessary Party Wall Notice(s) on the adjoining owners at the correct time.
The Party Wall etc Act 1996 governs building work involving these, plus new boundary walls and some excavations close to neighbouring buildings.
It is also a wise precaution, when working on party walls, to seek the advice of a specialist party wall surveyor.
For example, an early assessment of potential party wall matters can prevent contractual delays and claims while party wall notices are allowed to run and awards are agreed.
The property and construction consultancy has been appointed project manager, quantity surveyors, employers agent, CDM co-ordinator and party wall surveyors to the ten acre Opus owned site at Omega Park, previously home to engineering giant GKN.
If you intend to build right up to the existing party wall there are now standard procedures laid down in the Party Wall Act which tries to address contentious situations and lays down the procedure that has to be followed.
The full-scale replica (built by Mike Smith) of Landy's parents' home, meticulously recreates every detail, including flaking paint, loose wiring, and the undressed brickwork of the usually hidden party wall.
St Claire made threatening calls, spoke of hiring mercenaries and pushed an electronic bug through their shared party wall.
My nerves are constantly shattered by the banging of fitted wardrobe doors and drawers, which through the party wall sound like bricks being thrown around.