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  • Scaffolding on my land

    Good morning...

    The man who owns the property next to mine has erected scaffolding on the gable end of his property...this scaffolding is entirely on my land and was placed without permission.

    It's completely in my way and is preventing me from being able to use the land.

    i have sent numerous texts to both the scaffolding company and to the property owner..which has prompted absolutely no effort to remove the scaffolding.

    I then had a visit from the property owner yesterday evening who stated that due to him buying the property from his wife.. no work can be carried out on the property therefore the scaffolding would be remaining for quite a while as " its doing me no harm.."
    This is no correct and I want it removed immediately.

    He has also threatened me saying "your f##king with the wrong guy..." This is abhorrent and makes me very angry..and enthused about getting the equipment off my land even more...

    Any thoughts..?
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  • #2
    How very frustrating for you.
    I particularly like how he thinks the issue of him buying a property from his wife justifies an even longer delay. My petty mind thinks....divorce deals, I wonder why they split!??

    Right, if he did not have your express permission to install the scaffold, then he should have applied to court under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992. I am assuming he did neither?
    Your neighbour and his scaffolders have committed trespass. This is a civil matter, no need for police involvement....they wont anyway.

    Two options:
    You have the legal right to remove the scaffold yourself/another firm, so long as it is secure and available for the scaffold company to retrieve. You should give the neighbour and scaffold firm 24hrs notice before doing this (unless emergency access required). The scaffold must not be damaged. Photo EVERYTHING.

    Give neighbour 24hrs notice of an emergency injunction to the county court to get the scaffold removed, all costs to be met by him.

    For the second option, you would be best to hire a solicitor, apart from anything else, they know how to make the courts act faster and how to enforce any injunction.

    You may also wish to make a report to your local police about his threats and that an escalation in the dispute could lead to him breaching the peace, making further threats. Be careful and calm in all dealings with him, the law is on your side.
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    • #3
      Further to the above you can charge for use of your land during the period of use.
      100 / week in advance paid monthly is reasonable.
      Get it in a contract with a termination date which if exceeded will then incur and additional fee of say 250 per extra week.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't advise trying to remove it yourself, as they are difficult to put up (they need a competent person with experience to do that), it would need a competent person to dismantle scaffolding (Health and Safety - hard hats etc).

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        • #5
          Thanks for the reply..

          I can take the scaffolding down however have nowhere to store it..hence the need to take it down...I've talked to a solicitor about them carrying out the work however they've advised fees of circa 400-500 ...a cost that unless I go to court, I may not be able to retrieve..and I would really hate being out of pocket in order to remove something from my own land...how could I threaten with a court injunction "at the neighbours cost"?...

          I'm confident around doing legal action myself..are there any templates out there to get me started..

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          • #6
            The property owner wouldn't want to pay 100 per week for the use,he is quite a unsavoury character and I wouldn't trust him either way..plus I need the land back not really the money...

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