Posts Tagged ‘Section 2’

Party Walls & the “De Minimis” rule

Many of the rights under the Party Wall Act are very wide-ranging, and have the potential to catch many building owners unaware. For example, the right under section 2(2)(a) to "thicken" a party wall might well include plastering the wall becuase it increases the width of the wall, or the right under section 2(2)(f) to "...cut into a party structure for any purpose..." might well include cutting in chasings, or even drilling into the ...

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 ...