My arrogant neighbour, has decided to build a dividing wall between our 2 front gardens and has already begun by ripping down the the old fencing (which was half mine by the way, but he never consulted me before going ahead). Now, I believe he is intending to build it so that the outer edge will be bang on the dividing line between the two gardens, but if i'm not mistaken (and i'm not a builder, so i'm not sure), don't the foundations for the wall have to be significantly wider than the wall itself ?
In which case, how can the wall be built right to the line without the foundations being partly in my garden ?
So far, i've not asked him about this (partly because he is a builder and i'm not, and i might get my facts wrong and he WILL DEFINATELY run rings around me if i'm not sure because he doesn't care much for other peoples rights), but nor have I agreed to anything either, i've just said absolutely nothing.
What i would like to do (sorry if this sounds a little devious), is let him overstep the mark in such a way that I could force him to knock it down. I know this may sound bad, but believe me this guy is VERY disliked in the neighbourhood and VERY arrogant and cocky, so perhaps it's about time someone pissed him off for a change.
So, what are my rights here, what are his rights ?
I look forward to help from anyone experienced in these matters.