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We own a detached house where the east wall is the boundary between our house and the neighbours land. Our neighbour has applied for planning permission to build an extension to her house which attaches to our wall. Can she do this?
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If the wall is a party wall she can, but must follow the procedure set out in the Party Wall Act
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Is the east wall wholly on your land or is it a party wall sitting astride the boundary
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Surely if you have a shared bit of wall it is not a detached house?

That wall is a party wall and the neighbours need party wall permission and agreement if they wish to use a part of that wall for their extension.
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cleo5 wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:37 pm Surely if you have a shared bit of wall it is not a detached house?

That wall is a party wall and the neighbours need party wall permission and agreement if they wish to use a part of that wall for their extension.
Rather than a party wall type A separating 2 houses it could be a party fence wall sitting astride the boundary. If it’s not a party fence wall ,if the neighbour attaches to it it will become a party wall Type B OP can prevent that from happening by objecting to the development and if need be taking action legally.

No matter what happens the neighbour needs to send a party wall notice to the OP , even if they think it’s shared and at that time the OP can object which will then mean surveyors will be needed ,
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