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Co-Joined/'Semi-Detached' Houses and their removal

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by legallyblonde, 21st Aug, 2015.

  1. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    I personally would not buy a semi-detached (I have been watching to much pommy T.V... I know)... But I noticed one today that is a future knocker-downer and it got me thinking... Surely joined houses must be an absolute legal nightmare once one party wants to remove the house. Any thoughts? Is one able to remove their house (without damaging the other)? Or is this not practical/feasibly?
     
  2. thatbum

    thatbum Well-Known Member

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    Legally not really a nightmare - depending on how the properties are titled, your various legal rights are usually fairly clear.

    Practically it can be difficult where the properties are physically attached. But I've seen duplex pairs that were essentially cut off at the boundary wall when one owner wanted to demolish.
     
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  3. legallyblonde

    legallyblonde Well-Known Member

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    Cheers.I figured there must be some sort of standard process! In this case the adjoining properties are on separate titles.
     
  4. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Just break out the 8' rocksaw blade & cut away the old house. The S88b instrument covers the right of support for the dividing wall.
     
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