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Posted by: ftmpropper
19/09/07 at 2:48 pm
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Posted by: Corinne Dias
24/09/07 at 12:41 pm
I am a Solicitor at Rollingsons and note your concerns regarding the building of a Conservatory by your neighbour which will, in effect encroach on your land.
In response, you should note that any building by your neighbour which encroaches or builds over your land, is illegal and as such you can take matters further through the Courts. To do this you would need to instruct a Civil Litigation lawyer. As you share the downpipe there may be a Deed of Easement to say that any repairs to it will have to be paid for by each party in equal shares. You should check your title Deeds to see if such a document exists. If so, you can consult your neighbour and ask that repairs and maintenance are paid for by both of you.
Alternatively you can consult a Surveyor and Property Solicitor to negotiate having the boundary wall of your property moved so that you both share ownership of the downpipe or the downpipe becomes the ownership of your neighbour and you would have an easement or right to use it. In essence you need to advise your neighbour not to cut into your downpipe.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss your matter further on 0207 405 4022.