So the neighbour put up a conservatory right on the boundary of their
property adjoining mine with clear glass windows!
My privacy has been taken away and they erected a fence (with see through
panels) on my land next to it!
I am getting them to take the fence down and off my land and have asked what
they intend to do to give me privacy and they said nothing! Cheeky
Are their any laws I can enforce for some privacy? Can I paint their glass
windows in black paint? It's an absolute disgrace.
Big mistake on your part, getting them to take the fence down. You
could have p'ss'd them off something rotten by painting the see-through
panels on your side with coarse slogans in mirror-writing! Would have
destroyed the 2nd hand value of the fence panels, for starters.....
I suggest using small mirrors angled to reflect light back at them and
with any luck cause unpleasant glare; strings of garish winking
Christmas lights - anything that can be placed so it doesn't impact on
your view but catches them in the eyeballs every time they glance your way.
I doubt if you can do anything legally about their glass windows as long
as the conservatory has been built according to the local regs about
distance from boundary; height of structure, etc. But you can build a
fence of your own immediately in front of those windows to the
appropriate height allowed, with pole extensions for quick-growing
creepers to climb up. In the meantime a set of posts with decorative
display of bright coloured banners or flags of the world would serve the
purpose, then come spring get those climbers planted and fed with the
best fertilizer you can lay your hands on.
A L P
Put your own solid fence up, on your boundary. If their
conservatory is that close it will be as good as painting the
ISTR planning does not allow for extensions right up to the
boundary, but might be wrong. Check with your local planning
Thanks fellas. I have a man from the council's planning department coming to
take a look this week, hopefully he will say "take it down" :)
If not I will get the legal 2.2 metre fence put up slap bang next to their
windows with a 4 letter word enfind in NT painted on in nice big letters.
And lash out on a few of those door spy gadgets - you know the ones, a
little wide-view lens that fits into a hole not much wider than a pencil
so you can peer at who's on the doorstep before you open the door. They
are very cheap and would give the neighbours the uneasy feeling that you
could be lurking behind your fence peering at them :-))
A L P
I thought there was a minimum distance from the boundary where the
conservatory must be? I had a conservatory built several years ago and it
HAD to be built a minimum of 1m from the boundary. If your neightbours
conservatory is within 1m, they could be in trouble.
I was of the opinion that certain structures had to allow enough room for
the owner to be able to walk around it i.e. to carry out repairs - CLEAN
GLASS! without having to trespass onto the neighbours property
No, that's not so, at least in our part of the country. Regs may be
different in different parts but we have part of our property bang in the
line of our neighbour's and the neighbour the other side has his bang on the
line with us. I believe the rule is that if we want to go round to maintain
our property the neighbour has to let us do so at reasonable hours. We've
never had to put this to the test because we or they just ask and it's
On Tue, 15 Sep 2009 12:21:21 +0100, a certain chimpanzee, "Ron
There's a right to access neighbouring land to maintain property. I
doubt whether cleaning windows would count as maintenance, but even if
it does, the right can only be enforced by a court order. The OP could
allow the windows to get _really_ dirty and not allow the window
cleaner on his land.
"If no-one on the internet wants a piece of this,
We do not have a conservatory but an extension on the dining room and that
had to be inside of the party wall line. Puts it about 4.5 inches from the
line of the fence. It went up about ten years ago and the builder (a local
highly recommended one) and his architect made sure it was fully in line
with the planning permission / building regs. There are, however, no
windows in the side wall which may have an effect.
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