What is a Party Fence Wall?


Essentially, a party fence wall is a wall that sits astride the boundary between two separate pieces of land, with different owners on each side of the wall. Part of the wall above ground (not just the foundations, or footings) must be astride the boundary. The party fence wall does not form part of a building or structure on either portion of land.

An example of a party fence wall is a wall between the gardens of two properties, which acts as a single boundary feature. Because the ownership of a party fence wall is shared, both owners have certain rights and responsibilities under the Act. As such, party fence walls are included in the Party Wall Act. Certain works to party fence walls would require a Notice to be served under the Party Wall Act, to the relevant adjoining Owners. As with party walls, and party structures, once a Notice has been served, the processes as described in the Act need to be followed, before works can commence.

A party fence wall is usually formed of masonry or brick, a timber fence with timber posts is not usually treated as a ‘party fence wall,’ even if it is the only boundary feature between two properties.

Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors

At Harding Chartered Surveyors, we’re a team of independent and impartial RICS surveyors that can carry out party wall matters. If you have any questions or need advice don’t hesitate to call us on 020 3598 6730.

Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors

Excellent and professional services by Mr. Ali. I am indeed very pleased. I will recommend to my friends and others who wants to avail the services of Harding Chartered Surveyors.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Bazlur R.
1707416955
Great fast and easy to book. Great price and most of all great staff.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Tony B.
1706179054
Great experience dealing with Alaa, very helpful and informative, going above and beyond at any opportunity. Thanks!
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Mina Y.
1704533739
Very professional and diligent in their assessment. Our surveyor Alaa Ali has been very responsive and patient with all of our queries providing excellent professional advice on the matter. Will definitely recommend them.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
anirudh S.
1701978149
I would thoroughly recommend this company. The appointment for a surveyor came quickly. The surveyor was thorough and explained the items he found wrong. The report came through very promptly.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Denise B.
1701430434
Excellent and very professional work by Kate for the planning and Charlie for the valuation and report - highly recommended.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Olivier S.
1700507259
Excellent service from all the surveyor team.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Neal P.
1699545477
Very efficient professionals, quick response, I would definitely use their services again.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
David N.
1697033770
We received fantastic service from Harding Chartered Surveyors. The report by Kash was comprehensive, and his survey was thorough but unintrusive. Although our needs were not urgent, we managed to get an appointment for the survey to be carried out within a week and the report itself was delivered well within the two week period that they quote. I highly recommend them and understand why they are the surveyors of choice for so many home-owners and buyers in the area as well as banks and building societies.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Stewart M.
1695309201
Harding were professional throughout and provided the survey I wanted in good time after other companies had messed me around.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Ian F.
1694965649
Jessica came to survey my flat for a valuation. She was very fast and professional, I received the report back in under a week. I will use Hardings again.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Benjamin G.
1694534695
Alaa helped me with some structural engineering queries and calculations. I am extremely happy with the service he provided: first of all for his solid and professional advices and the high quality work delivered, secondly for the availability Alaa showed during the visit and in answering follow up questions. I was also a bit in hurry with the project and Alaa was very responsive and managed to finish everything in just a few days.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Dario P.
1692801070
Carried out a probate valuation for us. Quick response, thorough, very professional and good communication throughout.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Minimum L.
1692724981
Fantastic service. Fast, great communication and thorough.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Katie M.
1692213078
I requested both a structural survey and valuation survey - important to note they are different. Harding Chartered Surveyors agreed to both and relatively quickly given public holidays. The staff were polite and very responsive. The structural surveyor spent time, took photos and explained various aspects. Obviously, I wish the report was cheaper but worthwhile highlighting issues that need attention. I would recommend Harding Chartered Surveyors.
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors
Sanjiv M.
1685623622
Party Fence Wall, Harding Chartered Surveyors