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by echo
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

The matter is now with Solicitors.

I will update this thread if/when appropriate.
by echo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

are you sure he does not need PP for a conservatory that size ..............it sounds wrong to me Unfortunately not, see this post http://www.gardenlaw.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20352#p195847 regarding the 2015 GPDO rules in a previous thread of mine. To be honest, planning law seems so oppr...
by echo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

........there's a chance he might end up discovering this very thread, that'd be interesting! That has happened before - with mixed results! Well if does, he does. I'm quite confident now that he's really messed up, so things are going to get a lot worse for him now. What size of building is going ...
by echo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

He could just as likely ignore you hoping you wont go and get an injunction Are you sure he does not need full Planning permission for this extention have you checked with the council He could ignore me yes, and I certainly wouldn't put it past him. In fact, he has this morning started to move some...
by echo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

Well I actually had to go out for the evening myself, but upon getting back nothing has been put through my letterbox, so we'll see what happens tomorrow. I do at least know that they have read the letter. Thinking about it, as I advised him to Google the Party Wall Act, there's a chance he might en...
by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

Hi, My understanding ... feel free to correct me ... that you can share a surveyor, who will be paid by your neighbour. If you refuse to share his surveyor, you can appoint your own, who will be paid by your neighbour. I believe that if there are two surveyors, there will also be a third surveyor t...
by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

Thank you all for your advice. I have now pushed the letter though their door, and had it witnessed. They were out, so I'm now expecting either banging on my door about 11pm or so when they get back home, or the torn up letter pushed back through my letterbox. Here's what I wrote, in too much of a h...
by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

You really must read up on PWA It applies because they are excavating within 3 metres of your house walls the removal of support for your land is a separate but linked legal issue which if a PWA surveyor is involved for the extention may be sorted as well You must remember employing PWA surveyors f...
by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

Just to add one more question...

Does the fact that the fence has a concrete base mean that the retaining wall can be removed in light light of this, and that therefore the PWA would not then apply?
by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

I'll add this diagram just to make it easier to visualise the environment. The wall that has been removed is show in red.

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by echo
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

Unless there is something to indicate otherwise, that parapet is a continuation of the the internal party wall and the centre of it will be the boundary. Here is a full height image of the two houses, the right hand side of the stepped bricks do mark the 'edge' of my house and it's roof. Does this ...
by echo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

I think you will find the Party Wall Act applies others will know better but you need to inform the neighbours you want PWA followed and that they are liable to pay for your independant PWA surveyor just because they have planning or building regs permission is not enough Irrespective they cannot l...
by echo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

If their extention removes your ROW then they are acting illegally The right of way is not affected with this wall issue - that's the other side of the garden, but in any case my right of way will not be affected. If the wall was supporting your land and is part of your deeds they have no right to ...
by echo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Re: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

arborlad wrote:Which is best continued there.
As that was in a different section and about a different issue, and this is specifically about a wall, I thought it best to make a new thread here.

If anybody wants to make a reply in that thread instead, that's fine with me, I'll be sure to check both threads.
by echo
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed
Replies: 29
Views: 5715

Urgent advice on Party/Retaining wall needed

I live in a mid-terrace where my neighbour's house is stepped down from mine. Their garden is approximately half a metre or so lower than mine. Between us is a fence and on their side is what I personally would describe as a 'retaining' wall at the base of the fence. In the last two days they have r...