Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

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ziggie13
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Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by ziggie13 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:04 am

Hi,

I have an adjoining garage with a shared wall in the middle. It looks like my neighbour without talking to me is going to knock down his side. He always goes on holiday while the workmen do the work!

the wooden beams for each garage overlay the wall in the middle to give support to the roof.

He has not done a party wall process and not discussed the work with us.

What rights do I have and what is the process?

I presume my house insurance covers me from any damage that he might cause.

Also if he changes the join then my felt roof will no longer be secured nor will the soffits be in place.

Regards

Ian

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by Collaborate » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:12 am

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/party-wall- ... 6-guidance

You also have a right of support, so nothing can be done which should affect your side of the boundary. Your insurance should cover any problems, and they would seek to recover any of their losses from your neighbour.

Do you have any way of contacting your neighbour?

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by ziggie13 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:20 am

Hi thanks for the reply. No way of contacting the neighbour.....

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by ziggie13 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:21 am

Hi,

I am aware of the party wall act but there is no penalty for my neighbour ignoring it.

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by arborlad » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:12 am

ziggie13 wrote:I have an adjoining garage with a shared wall in the middle. It looks like my neighbour without talking to me is going to knock down his side. He always goes on holiday while the workmen do the work!

What is your neighbours intention beyond knocking the garage down?

Do you have full contact details for the workman, any reluctance on their behalf might give some indication of their credentials.
arborlad

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by MacadamB53 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:41 am

ziggie13 wrote:Hi,

I am aware of the party wall act but there is no penalty for my neighbour ignoring it.
Hi ziggie13,

what part of the PWA are they ignoring?

Kind regards, Mac

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by despair » Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:33 pm

Providing everything is done correctly and the exposed face of the dividing wall is properly rendered the roof timbers correctly cut and secured and roofing felt etc all done correctly it could be to your advantage

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by ziggie13 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:03 pm

Hi,
The act covers 2 areas:

Digging foundations
Working on the party wall.

The shared wall is clearly a party wall under the act and no work can be done on this without the proper process.... I believe.

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Re: Adjoined garages neighbour knocking down his

Post by MacadamB53 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:20 pm

Hi ziggie123,

so he's not just knocking his garage down then?

Kind regards, Mac

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