Party Walls: Special foundations

Basement extensions have brought with them a host of party wall issues. Stephen Bickford-Smith and Andrew Smith examine a case concerning ‘special foundations’ for the purposes of the Party Wall Act 1996 ‘It had long been argued on behalf of adjoining owners that reinforced concrete underpinning falls within the definition of “special foundations” in s20 …
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Cases Referenced

  • Chaturachanda & anor v Fairholme & anor (2015) unreported, Central London County Court, HHJ Bailey, 23 September
  • Standard Bank of British South America v Stokes (1878) LR 9 Ch D