Replacing a damaged wall

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AJG
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Replacing a damaged wall

Post by AJG » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:22 pm

I own an old boundry wall, one end of which is in danger of falling over due to a large old tree that was removed several years ago. The wall is approx. 8 ft high and due to the cost of rebuilding the wall I want to replace the damaged portion with a wooden fence approx. 6.5 ft high. My neighbour is unhappy about this and wants me to rebuild the wall. Can he insist that I do this? My property and wall was built many years before the neighbouring properties which are relatively recent developments. Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by span » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:30 pm

If it's yours, do what you like.

Has neighbour offered to chip in fot the costs of a rebuild?

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by AJG » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Neighbour has not offered to contribute to the cost. If he did contribute would he then be able to claim part ownership of the wall?

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by Alicia » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:43 pm

AJG wrote:Neighbour has not offered to contribute to the cost. If he did contribute would he then be able to claim part ownership of the wall?
No.
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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by AJG » Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:08 pm

Is a boundry wall the same as a party wall where the Party Wall Act 1996 applies? Neighbour is now saying I need to give him 2 months notice of pending work.

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by span » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:03 pm

Er, just how well or how badly do you generally get on with this neighbour?

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by juliet » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:53 pm

Just go ahead and put the fence up. There won't be anything that he can do in reality.

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by AJG » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:07 pm

I had not met him until today.

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by tonicowley » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:28 pm

Hi,
Im in the same situation. We had a stone wall 5ft tall by 24ft long! it was disgusting and falling down. We dismantled it and got rid of it all. so we can put up fence panels, but neighbour next door, to my left if your facing the back gate.. he not happy that the fence panels im putting up are 2 inches over the boundary line on the house.
What do i do. my Dad not happy as he has already put the posts in, 2 ft of them sunk in cement ready to put panels up.

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by tonicowley » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:29 pm

hope you can help x

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by ukmicky » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:27 pm

AJG wrote:Is a boundry wall the same as a party wall where the Party Wall Act 1996 applies? Neighbour is now saying I need to give him 2 months notice of pending work.
No you do not have to give him any notice and this does not come under the party wall act.


Your wall and your choice what to do with it when you like and without any form of notice.
Any information provided is not legal advice and you are advised to gain a professional opinion

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Re: Replacing a damaged wall

Post by ukmicky » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:28 pm

tonicowley wrote:Hi,
Im in the same situation. We had a stone wall 5ft tall by 24ft long! it was disgusting and falling down. We dismantled it and got rid of it all. so we can put up fence panels, but neighbour next door, to my left if your facing the back gate.. he not happy that the fence panels im putting up are 2 inches over the boundary line on the house.
What do i do. my Dad not happy as he has already put the posts in, 2 ft of them sunk in cement ready to put panels up.
If the posts are encroching you must remove and resite them
Any information provided is not legal advice and you are advised to gain a professional opinion

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