How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask UK-Justice Your Own Question
UK-Justice
UK-Justice, Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 16193
Experience:  Called to the Bar in 2007
41133288
Type Your Law Question Here...
UK-Justice is online now

How can I get my neighbour to move his garage and shed down

Customer Question

How can I get my neighbour to move his garage and shed down pipes away from my garage wall, back to the original position into the soil pipe (soakaway). The run-off of rainwater is now ruining my garage wall, base and driveway, as my driveway is being used as a drainage channel.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your question, I will do whatever I can to help you. Please remember to rate my answer SMILEY FACE OR ABOVE.

And you are sure it is this water causing damage?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes, it is the run off of water from his garage roof and shed, as it was ok before. this seems like malicious intent

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Thanks.

Have you had a surveyors report yet?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no, not yet, may be that is the first task, as i think uk building regs stipulate a soak away underground

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Thanks.

You should contact local building control - they can come and investigate.

Next you should consider getting a surveyor report to confirm whether or not that is the issue.

If it is then you could issue proceedings in the County Court.

If the Judge is satisfied that the damage is caused by your neighbour then they can grant an injunction.

The injunction can make the neighbour move the pipe. If he refuses then he can be sent to prison for contempt of Court.

However you would need a Solicitor to draft proceedings and present your argument in Court.

But speak to Building Control - that would be free and they may be able to help you.

I hope this helps.



Please remember to click *** OK SERVICE *** or above so that I am credited for my time. The question does not close and you can ask follow ups.

Important: If you feel the need to rate as one of the lower two scores, it counts as negative feedback so please reply to me via the REPLY with any further questions you may have. I will be happy to assist you further.
UK-Justice and other Law Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

ok thanks for your help

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Welcome.
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help?

UK-Justice
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi


helped a little, pointed me in the right direction.


Local building control didnt want to know, it was out of their jurisdiction, and suggested to contact the local invironmental agency (garden law). I am currently under discussions with a surveyor / conveyance partnership, prior to approaching my solicitor.


regards


P.Phelps

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Great