‘My neighbour built an extension on my land’. ‘My neighbour built a conservatory on my land’. ‘My neighbour is planning to knock down our mutual wall’. ‘My neighbour is planning to build a summer house into my garden’. ‘Can my neighbour build an extension without planning permission?’. ‘Can my neighbour build on the party wall?’. ‘Can my neighbour build against my house?’.
Neighbours can be neglectful and unaware at times. It can be frustrating. ‘The neighbour has extended his house into my garden’. It is important to understand the law before taking the first step. The first step to seeking legal advice. Be prepared and aware. Where does my neighbours land begin? Where does he have the right to extend to? Does he have planning permission?
Initially collect the relevant information. Contact Land Registry and retrieve the land registration. This will be helpful and necessary when discussing your issue with a Building and Land Dispute Lawyer Building and Land Dispute Barrister. The more information will be helpful. Contact your local authority to confirm if there is planning permission.
This is where you need to contact a Building and Land Dispute Lawyer Building and Land Dispute Barrister. One of our specialist lawyers or barristers will be able to offer you legal advice. It is very important to take the legal advice. If you are unable to resolve this matter with your neighbour. Neighbours can be unreasonable or intimidating. For this reason, it might be easier for you to speak with a specialist barrister or lawyer. It may be deemed after an initial consultation with a barrister or lawyer. You may only need a 1 to 2-hour conference and a letter prepared and sent by ShenSmith Law. The letter may be a pre-action letter. After arranging a conference with advice, the barrister will prepare a pre-action letter.
I cannot find the planning for my neighbour’s extension
No planning permission. All correspondence between you and the local authority, your neighbour must be logged and stored safely. It is important to keep a timeline and log all the correspondence events from beginning to end. A pre-action letter is standard protocol. It will be chance to resolve the building dispute or land dispute with your neighbour without going to court. However, if your neighbour decides to ignore the pre-action letter or seeks legal advice. Fortunately this point you would have received legal advice. You will be aware of the options and position. The specialist barrister will always advise following procedure. Barristers are procedural experts and will offer you the legal advice to guide you.
Should I take him to court?
This is where the advice in conference will pay dividends. If the barrister’s advice is to go to court. This advice will be based on the situation and the advice will follow a format.
My neighbour has blocked my sunlight
My neighbour has built an extension and it is now blocking sunlight from my view. This is an issue. There are regulations in place to protect you. It might be as simple as contacting your local authority. However, if the local authority has mistakenly given planning permission or has not been able to act. It may be necessary for you to seek legal advice. Your neighbour may be ignorant or unsure of the issues. It might be resolved by a simple letter. A letter drafted by a barrister will demonstrate to your neighbour the issues and how it would be best move forward.
County Court, High Court?
What is the process? Depending on the value of the issues. These matters are complicated and generally will be given more time and be a multitrack hearing.
These are some of the questions you may ask?
‘My neighbour built an extension on my land’.
‘My neighbour built a conservatory on my land’.
‘My neighbour is planning to knock down our mutual wall’.
‘My neighbour is planning to build a summer house into my garden’.
‘Can my neighbour build an extension without planning permission?’.
‘Can my neighbour build on the party wall?’.
‘Can my neighbour build against my house?’.
Contact us for help in all civil claims. Our specialist lawyers will also offer you legal advice on:
Personal injury Claims
Neighbour boundary Dispute
Defamation & Libelous Claims