The award is often prepared by party wall
surveyors appointed by the owners in dispute - unless both sides agree on one surveyor to act for both parties, who is then known as the agreed surveyor.
The New York City Administrative Code [section] 27-232 defines a party wall
as "a fire division on an interior lot line common to two adjoining buildings.
If the planned work to an existing structure falls under the Party Wall
Act, a notice must be issued to all affected neighbouring parties.
The Akademie was typical: it used the existing three-storey Arnim Palace for offices and meeting rooms, then filled the garden to the back with a large block of top-lit exhibition halls, leaving only a narrow open space next to each party wall
The operation aims to substrate preparation and cleaning of the party walls
and other work related to the Sablon facades Theatre located at 70 Avenue du Roule, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine.
Peter Fall explains the purpose of the Party Wall
Act - and the protection it offers.
As-struck concrete finishes differ to provide unique surfaces, and devices such as the altar-like concrete bench and battered rear wall in the living room cleverly conceal an unexpectedly high party wall
footing and a new rooftop gutter.
Demolition work of apartment buildings and garages courtyard Saint-Joseph, rue Philippe de Comines and rue Neuve Racine in Roubaix: asbestos removal, purge of buildings, demolition, treatment and reinforcement of party walls
and treatment of field after demolition (preverdissement, riprap and installing red shale).
If the works affect the party walls
or floors between two dwellings, then the adjacent owners must either agree to the work or an award must be prepared by two party wall
As the building was a virtual ruin, with roof and floors collapsed, the architects decided to remove them, and to prevent the party walls
from collapsing inwards by using rectangular steel frames formed of U sections welded together longways as hollow sections.
Boundary disputes, party walls
and the right to light are just some of the issues neighbours may have to deal with and following a RICS seminar on the topic, David Powell, RICS Wales spokesperson has some handy advice to ensure that neighbours don't come to blows.
They form the fundamental structure, making a rigid egg-crate like arrangement in which the houses are separated by party walls
, each with a thin sound-reducing cavity between paired vertical concrete planes.