Posts Tagged ‘Party Walls’

Party walls and “raising downwards”

September 27, 2012  |   Basements,Party Wall Blog   |     | ?>

This post started life as part of a discussion on LinkedIn, but I thought the subject deserved more lengthy treatment. An unfortunately common idea, particularly in relation to basement excavations, is that a building owner can "raise a party wall downwards”. It is often used to avoid the absolute restriction on special foundations without the adjoining owners consent in section 7(4) of the Party Wall Act. [pullquote_right]...the ...