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Legal presumptions as to ownership of a party wall

In my last post I discussed the effect of an express declaration in a deed that a wall was a party wall. But what is the position where there is no such declaration? The Courts have considered this issue in two cases: Wiltshire v Sidford and Cubitt v Porter. Essentially, where the circumstances in which the wall was built are unclear the law presumes ...

Party wall declarations in deeds

January 27, 2014  |   Definition of "Party Wall",Easements,Party Wall Blog   |     | ?>

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to the Thames Valley branch of the Pyramus and Thisbie Club. During that meeting a question was raised about the meaning and effect of a clause in an old deed that declared a wall to be a party wall. A party wall declaration is a clause in a deed, usually in the first conveyance of the land, that states that one or more walls are ...