I am doing my own conveyancing to buy a btl. The rear boundary is a high retaining wall that goes across 4 terraces. The seller assures me that the business that is on the land behind is responsible for its maintenance. The deeds do not mention it.
I was under the impression that any wall not mentioned in the deeds as belonging to one property or the other was deemed to be a party wall with joint responsibility for maintenance. Is this correct?
Is there anywhere else I can look to see who owns it?
Does the fact that it spans four properties mean that it belongs to the business, or is this just and assumption and not legally enforceable?
There is no mention in the deeds that they have right of access through my garden to repair it.
If anyone knows the answer I would be very grateful for some advice. I need this to be legally watertight as it will cost thousands should it have to be re-built.