Thank you for your assistance I do need to know as soon as possible as the garden is slipping into the neighbours garden every day ! I don't want to confront them till i know where i stand legally
yes i think so . They are all on the plan i have.
In which case, the wall is likely to be a partywall and therefore you are jointly responsible for it in that it provides adual purpose. Indeed, a triple purpose.
It denotes the boundary, it retains your garden, andfinally, it stops your garden, falling in to next door. It is of benefit toboth of you.
If the neighbour disputes this, would be worthwhileprinting this thread and showing them.
You will have the benefit of it and they also havea benefit of it, and under the doctrine of mutual benefit and burden, you bothhave to contribute towards its repair.
If it falls down, you lose your garden and so dothey.
I would check your house insurance and advise yourneighbour to do the same in case you are insured either for the rebuilding costif it is through subsidence or for the legal costs of arguing with next door.If they refuse to take their cheque book out.
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Thank you for advice. I had not thought of house insurance, so will check that out. Many thanks.