party wall

(redirected from common wall)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to common wall: Fire wall, commonwealth, party wall

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.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
While air is insufflated within the esophageal lumen, an 18-gauge hypodermic needle is passed through the common wall under direct vision (figure 2, A).
What they found were people living in primitive cabins in which no two rooms shared a common wall, yet the families residing inside were intact and self-sufficient.
In the earlier version, two pancakes shared a common wall between them.
If there's a stairwell or unused closet in the vicinity, consider placing the equipment on the common wall and using that space for equipment access.
Urban noise falls into two categories: internal noise, which comes from inside the building via a common wall, floor or ceiling, and external noise, which emanates from outside the building through the building facade.
By one common Wall Street watchword, three of four mergers consummated today will fail to meet expectations.
It will occupy a 110- by 220-foot space and share a common wall with a new outdoor music pavilion conceived by architect Frank Gehry.
"We share a common wall with Micky's, one of the biggest discos in Los Angeles.
Written in blank verse, it depicts a pair of neighboring farmers working together on the annual chore of rebuilding their common wall. The wall serves as the symbolic fulcrum of their friendly antagonism; it balances their contrasting philosophies about brotherhood, represented by the sentiments
Voelker then cloned the gene that encodes this enzyme and transferred that gene to rapeseed and to common wall cress.
We step to the rim of another pit: deeper than the first, smaller, two rectangular rooms of different sizes connected, like the other, by a break in their common wall.
Many of the Wellby stores were originally built next to supermarkets, and the conversions involve knocking down the common wall between the two stores.