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I own a semi-detached house 10m tall. A large garage on the detached side shares the bottom 2m of the wall. It belongs to the neighbours, who will build a house to replace the garage. In contrast to the previous question, the side wall is fully on my land, not astride the boundary. Is the whole side wall considered a party wall, or only the bottom 2m?

Additional information:

  • There is no covenant or agreement between the two owners, the structures have been there for at least 40 years, and ownership has changed several times.
  • Owner 2 would build on their side of the boundary, although it is unclear if they would build against the house wall (on the other side of the boundary line), or have the right to.
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H   \
o    |
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s    |_______
e    |Garage |
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House is owner 1's, garage is owner 2's, house wall fully on owner 1's land

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    Does this answer your question? Can a wall only be part-party? (England) – Trish Apr 29 at 12:59
  • Unfortunately not, as it refers to walls striding a property boundary, not fully to one side. – Gaspard B Apr 29 at 13:01
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    Yes, but it's an important sentence. – Gaspard B Apr 29 at 13:05
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    @Gaspard Q1: Is there a covenant or some form of enforceable contract that allows part of the garage to be on Owner 1's land without trespass? Q2: Does Owner 2 intent to build the new property (as per your previous post) on Owner's 1 land or remain entirely on his side of the boundary? Q3: Have you saught advice / information from the local Planning Officer? – Rock Ape Apr 29 at 13:48
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    This is not IMO a duplicate. The OP was asked to post a fresh question by mod DaleM. – Rock Ape Apr 29 at 13:56

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