- is there a rule of thumb for who legally owns a party wall?
my / my neighbours wall bit the dust in the storms last night.
If you face down the garden with the house to your back it is the wall to the right hand side.
is it mine or theirs or would only consulting the deeds provide the answer?
either way it needs to be rebuilt which is a pain but, considering the strife others are facing its not the end of the world by a long stretch!Posted 4 years agomatt_blMember
As others have said deeds are the only way to be sure.
Our current house, all boundaries are ‘party walls’, even where the physical wall lies wholly within one of the properties.
[Edit] Doesn’t mean you can’t do anything with it, just that there is a legal procedure to follow.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
If you have neighbours like mine, best to do it yourself so it looks nice. The fence blew down on his side, he said he wanted to have a brick wall put up instead. I thought this would be nice. I came home one day from work to find a DIY breeze block wall had appeared, and it looked awful.
I had my side clad with featherboard and painted.Posted 4 years agoiamsporticusMember
I went through this last year and figured splitting it would be fair as ownership wasnt clear
Deeds useless and neighbour said to jog on cos it was the right side, or left side, or something equally useless and urban myth-y and not his problem
After threatening legal action* he coughed up and went 50:50
* pity it came to this as we now hate each other but I did take legal advice and was told if it went to lawyers it would cost thousands and the only winners would be the lawyers – but fortunately he saw sense as I was actually going to foot the whole bill myself which would still have been cheaper than getting the solicitors inPosted 4 years agoprojectMember
If the wall has fallen into the neighbours garden, just build a wooden fence your side, that way youdont have topay for a skip, and removal of old bricks, and just be thankful it didnt fall on anyone, 2 children have ben killed by crap walls falling on then locally in recent years up here.Posted 4 years ago
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