Section 44 – Interpretation of Part IV

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939

In this Part of this Act unless the context otherwise requires the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them :—

“foundation” in relation to a wall means the solid ground or artificially formed support resting on solid ground on which the wall rests;

“party wall” means—

(i) a wall which forms part of a building and stands on lands of different owners to a greater extent than the projection of any artificially formed support on which the wall rests; and

(ii) so much of a wall not being a wall referred to in the foregoing paragraph (i) as separates buildings belonging to different owners;

“special foundations” means foundations in which an assemblage of steel beams or rods is employed for the purpose of distributing any load.

London Building Act (Amendment) Act 1939