party wall


party wall
n.
A wall built on the border between two pieces of property that is shared equally by both owners.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


party wall
A wall that is shared by two adjoining premises, either residential or business, and that is on the property line.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

party wall
This term has more than one possible meaning. It will often mean a wall separating the properties of two adjoining owners, where each owns part and each has certain rights over the wall, or a wall owned by one of the owners, but subject to rights in favour of the adjoining property.
Related links
CPSE.1 (version 2.2) General pre-contract enquiries for all commercial property transactions
GN/CPSE.1 (version 2.2) Guidance notes on CPSE.1 General pre-contract enquiries for all commercial property transactions

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


party wall
A partition erected on a property boundary, partly on the land of one owner and partly on the land of another, to provide common support to the structures on both sides of the boundary.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


party wall
A partition erected on a property boundary, partly on the land of one owner and partly on the land of another, to provide common support to the structures on both sides of the boundary.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

party wall
n.
   a wall shared by two adjoining premises which is on the property line, such as in townhouses, condominiums, row houses or two units in a duplex. Both owners are responsible for maintaining structural integrity of the wall, even if the wall is entirely on the property of one of the parties.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • party wall — party wall, or parti wall A wall erected on a property boundary as a common support to structures on both sides, which are under different ownerships. A wall built partly on the land of one owner, and partly on the land of another, for the common …   Black's law dictionary

  • party wall — n a dividing wall between two houses, apartments etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • party wall — noun count a wall separating rooms or buildings that belong to the owners of the properties on either side …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • party wall — ► NOUN ▪ a wall common to two adjoining buildings or rooms …   English terms dictionary

  • party wall — n. a wall separating and common to two buildings or properties: each owner has a partial right in its use …   English World dictionary

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  • party wall — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms party wall : singular party wall plural party walls a wall separating rooms or buildings that belong to different owners …   English dictionary


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