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Legal issues with a shared garden wall

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Petey, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. Petey

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    Hi everyone.

    Just a question regarding the legal issues for a shared garden wall.

    Is it legal for a neighbour to just pull it down without consulting you first??

    Surely as its shared, that would have to be a joint descision.
     
  2. John

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    If its legally his he can do as he likes .He has to ask permision to come onto your side tho' . Just because it borders your land , does not necessarily mean its shared . What do your deeds say ?

    John
     
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    Not sure whats in the deeds, I would need to check. The wall divides the two front gardens, it use to run evenly down the middle of both of them.
     
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    With the deeds should be a map with the plans of your neighbourhood on . They will have marked on them the boundary your are responsible for .
    Have you tried speaking to him to see what his plans are ?Or did he not speak to you first.

    John
     
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    very few boundary walls/hedges are shared

    Usually they are owned by one house, and are built within the land of the house
    (so they usually own 6-12" of land on the other side of the wall)
     
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    As others have said - you have to check your deads to see if it is truly a shared boundary wall or if it is a wall that is on the boundary.

    If it is either shared or if it is owned by you then there would be legal redress available for them having caused damaged to your property without your consent.

    If it is owned by them and it was a "standard" wall then they are entitled to do with it what they will unless it causes some form of private nusance or is in breach of a previous condition on planning permission
     

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