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Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Confused and Puzzled » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:08 pm

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Dear All,

So my neighbours have built a shed which directly abuts their wall.
They've sawn off a bit of the roof of the shed next door, and their roof overhangs onto my drive.
They have claimed that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls.

I have no idea what to do about this.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by mugwump » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:12 pm

They have claimed that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls.
Take him at his word and saw off his overhang

Your shed shouldn't have been overhanging his land anyway. The same applies to him.

Ask him for the legislation pertaining to this 2ft ownership of neighbours land
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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by mr sheen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm

mugwump wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:12 pm
They have claimed that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls.
Take him at his word and saw off his overhang

This reply is worthy of an award! Brilliant!

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Collaborate » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:24 pm

Hared to make out which building you're taking exception to. Assuming the boundary is a straight line, both roofs appear to overhang.

I'd be concerned if I were the neighbour with the rusty roof that the newer property is apparently going to be draining rainwater on to their land.

There is a slight overhang. Prompt action is needed if the upset neighbour wants to get an injunction to force removal.

Begs the question though - whilst it was being built, why on earth didn't they object?

Who owns the shed next door? Presumably not you, or else you'd have referred to it as "my shed".

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Collaborate » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:25 pm

mr sheen wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm
mugwump wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:12 pm
They have claimed that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls.
Take him at his word and saw off his overhang

This reply is worthy of an award! Brilliant!
erm... criminal damage though. More than a bit risky.

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by pilman » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:47 pm

The current appearance of the unpainted fascia suggests that the building is unfinished.

The first thing to do would be to ask the builder if he intends to locate a gutter on the fascia so that rain water will drain off on to his own property.
Then the overhang is unlikely to cause any problems since that is a situation common throughout the UK.

As for the claim that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls", someone needs to find out whether the neighbour is growing magic mushrooms for his own consumption?

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Confused and Puzzled » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:53 pm

Collaborate wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:24 pm
Hared to make out which building you're taking exception to. Assuming the boundary is a straight line, both roofs appear to overhang.

I'd be concerned if I were the neighbour with the rusty roof that the newer property is apparently going to be draining rainwater on to their land.

There is a slight overhang. Prompt action is needed if the upset neighbour wants to get an injunction to force removal.

Begs the question though - whilst it was being built, why on earth didn't they object?

Who owns the shed next door? Presumably not you, or else you'd have referred to it as "my shed".
Yes, that rusty roof shed is not mine. But I think it has been there 'for ever'. Everyone was away and came back and the new shed was there.

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by mr sheen » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:22 pm

Collaborate wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:25 pm
mr sheen wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm
mugwump wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:12 pm

Take him at his word and saw off his overhang

This reply is worthy of an award! Brilliant!
erm... criminal damage though. More than a bit risky.
Sense of humour bypass was successful then

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by SJC14 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:02 pm

mr sheen wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm
mugwump wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:12 pm
They have claimed that 'all houses in Wales own two feet of land outside their walls.
Take him at his word and saw off his overhang

This reply is worthy of an award! Brilliant!
:D :D :D

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Clifford Pope » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:14 am

It looks a very peculiar set up. The rusty shed is not yours, but the land in the corner, up to the wall, is yours? So your boundary with the rusty shed owner consists of a kind of wire grill that looks like the entrance to some kind of animal enclosure?

As long as the new builder sorts out a gutter and drains the water back to his side, there doesn't really seem to be a problem.

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by span » Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:33 am

Did new shed owner/builder saw off part of rusty shed roof that was overhanging, to make room for the new shed?

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Confused and Puzzled » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm

span wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:33 am
Did new shed owner/builder saw off part of rusty shed roof that was overhanging, to make room for the new shed?
Yes,
that's a new development

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by span » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:24 pm

Confused and Puzzled wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:15 pm
span wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:33 am
Did new shed owner/builder saw off part of rusty shed roof that was overhanging, to make room for the new shed?
Yes,
that's a new development
There's the criminal damage then.

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Clifford Pope » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:55 pm

"Yes, that rusty roof shed is not mine".

So the criminal damage is to a rusty shed that does not belong to you but was overhanging next door's garden?
Why does that concern you?

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Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

Post by Confused and Puzzled » Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:04 am

Oh, because the new shed they've built encroaches onto my garage forecourt. But they haven't finished it yet. When it is clad, it will sit 2 feet on my land. But she says that in Wales, that's OK because everyone owns 2 feet outside their walls.

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