Is there a legal way in which my neighbours have to allow me to gain accrss to my gable end wall
Yes ,over a period of time the gable end that is already bowing outwards will eventually clapse takeing the roof with it,which we,ve already explained to my neighbours.
I have good news.
Under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act they have no option butto allow this access for any work required to "preserve" (maintain) yourproperty. If they will not allow the access, then get a solicitor to writegiving them 14 days to grant consent failing which you will apply to court foran injunction and you will ask the court to award costs against them, theinjunction to compel them to give you access for a reasonable period of time. Iwouldn't be hanging around, on the 15th day, apply for theinjunction and costs.
You will have to put back/repair any damage which is caused by thescaffolding or the repairs, but that, I am sure you agree, is not unreasonable.
If you think that the laurel bush is causing a problem with the roots,then you can get a specialist report from a tree expert and ask for aninjunction to get them to remove the Bush.
If the neighbour will not agree even so, it is going to hit themheavily in the pocket because they are going to have to agree because the courtwill make them.
Hopefully, the neighbour will take legal advice and it will avoidthe need to go to court because if the neighbour were asking the question Iwould say that the neighbour has no option but to allow you access.
You would have to prove that the is no way of scaffolding aroundthe bush before you could have it trimmed. If it had to be removed because thejob was impossible without, and provided it was not damaging the foundations ofthe house, you would have to replace it afterwards
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