Are there any real guidelines for this?
My detached garage forms a boundary to my neighbour. Is he permitted to
make holes in the brickwork/masonry in order to make fixings etc. (for
- I wouldn't mind so much (I'd not even know) but it looks like he has fixed
a particularly offensive light to it.
I can't imagine this is permitted in the normal course of events, what about
damage/ingress etc. I'd not appreciate him hanging anything substantive off
one of my wall (if it were the house, say).
BTW am I responsible for painting the boards that lye solely within his
I don't know about the regs, but simple good manners would suggest he should
have talked to you before doing the job to see if you objected. He would
certainly be responsible for any damagew that occurred as a result, but
proving it may be a different matter. I would take pictures now before the
light falls off, leaving you with a gaping hole. If you weere the nasty
vindictive type, you could drill through from your side in exactly the same
spot(s) and then push it off the wall, maybe while he was watching, that
would be a good "you've been framed" moment.
But anyway, are you generally on good terms? It may be an idea to talk to
him and say you'd like to be consulted first.
I would say you are.
Look at it this way, if its a wall of your garage and only your garage then
any part of that wall is yours. Ok you don't HAVE to do anything with it.
But if its yours, is your neighbour going to spend time and money painting
it? If he doesn't it will rot away, then you will have a bigger problem.
having got in a terrible boundary dispute with my new neighbour
id advise you to double check the deeds,
if the foundation of the garage is a bit wider than the brickwork
i'd guess that the foundation is inside the boundary...
lawyers are expensive
"William4" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Thanks all. Been away - hence delay.
Yes those are the 'boards' I refer to - it was a btw question in case it
crops up; he might just ask me to get painting!
The builders were *very* scant in their regard for boundary lines, some
fences are designated dual responsibility which could be rather awkward.
One of our low fences is actually a good 6" inside any boundary line but it
all makes sense to leave it alone.
The garage is solely mine and I expect the true line to be some 6-12" away
but it's not like I can use the space. But I could really do with some
recognised write up that says he ought not to fix lights etc before I ask
him nicely in case it isn't so.
Yes, he could 'pole' it, but I doubt he will and, no, I'll not be drilling
through from the inside.
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