Party Wall - Who is the Adjoining Owner?

Party Wall - Who is the Adjoining Owner?

Thursday 4th July 2019

Under the Party Wall Act, what does "adjoining owner" mean?

Essentially, an Adjoining Owner is anyone with an interest greater than a yearly tenancy in the adjoining property, or the property next door to your own.

The adjoining property may have a freehold owner, a leasehold owner and/or a long-term tenant, each or all of whom may be an 'Adjoining Owner' under the Act.

Where there is more than one owner of the property, or more than one adjoining property, then it is your duty to notify all Adjoining Owners.


This article was written by Carl O'Boyle BSc MRICS FCIOB MFPWS. Carl is a full professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a member of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building for which he currently sits on the CIOB professional conduct committee and adjudications panel.

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