Where do I stand on this?

Next door has had a huge satellite disk and distribution box fitted to
her house. Unfortunately, this overhangs my property. The whole
installation including all the wiring, is over the border on my side of
our house.
In the past, she has asked me if it would be OK to fit a small dish to
the same wall and I had no problem with this. Does my previous consent
carry on to any new installations?
Next door have not been responsible for this installation, as it was
forced on them.
Before I go and complain about this to the owner of next door, can
anyone put me right on the laws about this, please?
Dave
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Dave
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No I don't reckon that it does .. after all if the council say you can erect a single story building it doesn't mean you can then add another less planning permission!...
Forced on them?.. By who?..
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tony sayer
The dish etc. should be entirely on her property.
IANAL, but I would have thought not if it is a much bigger dish than previously was there.
Why?
It depends on your relationship with your neighbour and how this could affect future relations.
You could demand that any part of it that encroached on your property be removed and you could talk to the council regarding it, as a huge dish probably would require planning permission.
You don't say how big this huge dish is and to get good advice, you need to post this question to a legal newsgroup instead of here and include some details.
Steve
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Steve
Get in touch with the company that erected it,phone them up and explain if they don't come and move their shite from your property you'll sue for damages incurred on your property. Dont upset the neighbours as all hell might break loose :-)
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George
Get in touch with the company that erected it,phone them up and explain if they don't come and move their shite from your property you'll sue for damages incurred on your property. Dont upset the neighbours as all hell might break loose :-)
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George
Consider give and take.
How do you think your neighbour will be disposed towards you, when the day comes when you need their support or co-operation?
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dom
What is "huge" ? If it was huge it would be mounted on the floor. Tell her to move it then.
You have answered your own question, you said it was OK to fit a "small" dish. Did you know about future installations too?
I wish someone would force a satellite dish on my house! It would be terrible to have satellite TV forced upon me.
Tell her to move it and if she doesn't you're going to take it down for her.
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Simon
The house next door belongs to a private property group. It is this group that has come along and installed the equipment while I was out. Where I live, there are lots of situations like this. The group buys up a house when it become vacent and takes control of it.
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Dave
That is what I thought.
See my answer to Tony Sayer.
I wrote the above a little badly. Neighbour rents next door from a private company. My grouse is with the private company, not our neighbour.
All points noted, but this was my first point of call to test the waters.
Many thanks for the advice.
Dave
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Dave
How high does my claim to property go?
No, she is an OK neighbour :-)
Dave
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Dave
I have considered the neighbours, but personally, I do not really mind the landlord putting the equipment over my property, if they admit that the land in front of this block of 6 houses is not a car park and is exclusively for access for all, (yes, they bought this land as well)
The deeds to the land were very badly conveyed and it is written in my deeds that you can park on any area that is coloured brown. This includes a marked out car parking area, a passage to the back garden and the area that is at the front of the houses that is not marked out for car parking.
By asking my original question, I am setting my feet on solid concrete, so that I can get something out of the land owners that will cost them lost of money to put right, if I do not get the right to pass over, un-hindered, the land out side of our houses.
No access, no dish and distribution box.
HTH
Dave
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Dave
Well take up the cudgels with them about it!..
Or another alternative might be to offer them a wayleave over your property for a fee:))
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tony sayer
Sorry, confusion rules due to my very poor original post.
By huge, I mean that it is about 1 to 1 and a half metres in diam.
Neither the dish or the equipment belongs to her. It was installed by a contractor that didn't consider asking about my permission. So I am going to use that as a lever to force another issue. At least sometime in the future I can get them to remove the dish and distribution box at a further dispute
No, they came out of the blue last week.
I take it that you like Murdock (spit)
It is not hers, but that is another bullet for my gun.
Many thanks
Dave
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Dave
The link below relates to Stockton, but AFAIK most areas have similar requirements.
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cerberus
In message , Dave writes
As the old saying goes (ish) - "give someone an inch and they take a foot".
What if: you need to put up a dish on your own land and can't because theirs is in the way. What now?
What if: you bought a car/van/wagon which was too big for your drive and needed an inch or two of theirs? What if you couldn't park it where you need to because there dish is in the way... what now?
What if: they decide that the larger dish they currently have isn't big enough and decide to put up an even bigger one? What now?
What if: they decide that the land underneath the 'encroachment' is now theirs as you haven't argued it? What now?
What if: you decide to sell, but have to deal with the issue of this encroachment, "he let me do it, I'll sue if he changes his mind etc". What now?
The list just goes on.
Encroachment is encroachment. There really is no reason to allow it. Right now, they're encroaching. I would imagine that a letter saying so and outlining your intentions would protect you from any fallout from taking an angle grinder to the encroaching material - BICBW. Please do check.
Try here... it is obviously garden orientated, but I believe the laws and rights regarding overhang/encroachment are founded on very similar basis.
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noted, I will look for a copy that applies to this location.
Thanks
Dave
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Dave
go wrong in the future. I will send a letter of complaint, pointing out that I will accept the installation for the foreseeable future, but reserve the right to have the installation removed if I wish to do so.
Dave
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Dave
Don't forget to specify a "reasonable" notice period and if they don't remove it in that period your right to have it removed and those costs paid by them.
What is a "reasonable" period? 7 days seems a bit short, 28 days seems a tad long but "very reasonable"...
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Dave Liquorice
Another good point.
I will be arranging a meeting with the company that rents out the house, sometime in the next few days.
Dave
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Dave

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