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Can a neighbour attach something to the external wall of a neighbouring property, which is said to be a party wall?

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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 20/08/2020

The following Property Disputes Q&A produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can a neighbour attach something to the external wall of a neighbouring property, which is said to be a party wall?

Can a neighbour attach something to the external wall of a neighbouring property, which is said to be a party wall?

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) should be referred to for its full provisions but defines a party wall as a wall forming part of a building and standing on lands of different ownership or so much of wall not on land of different ownership that separates buildings belonging to different owners. Such walls are effectively boundary walls belonging to one or more buildings under different ownership. In practical terms this means either a

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