party wall

party wall
A dividing wall for the common benefit and convenience of the tenements which it separates. Lederer v Colonial Invest. Co. 130 Iowa 157, 106 NW 357; Coumas v Transcontinental Garage, Inc. 62 Wyo 99, 230 P2d 748, 41 ALR2d 539. A wall located upon or at the division line between adjoining premises and used, intended to be used or available to be used by both owners of such premises in the construction or maintenance of improvements on their respective tracts. 40 Am J1st Part W § 2. In order to constitute such a wall, the structure need not stand partly on the land of each adjoining landowner; it may rest entirely on the land of one owner and still have the legal characteristics of a party wall. 40 Am J1st Part W § 2.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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