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I have an issue with my neighbours back wall it collapsed in

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I have an issue with my neighbours back wall it collapsed in the storms back in 2013 they have cleared all the bricks away but they have not replaced it by rebuilding it back to how it was they keep saying they are, they have had building quotes but still there is no wall it is a big house owned by different people they have had on going issues and now have a management company over seeing any repairs. I have spoken to them all they say is it is on there list to sort out is there any way to put pressure on them to get things moving as it has been 2years now with no security and a great gap at the back of my garden.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Joshua replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. I will be very pleased to assist you. I'm a practising lawyer in England with over 10 years experience.

May I ask if the wall is or more to the point was a retaining wall or was it just a wall and could just as easily have been a fence?
If it was a retaiing wall, is their land higher or lower than yours?
Expert:  Joshua replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The wall is a boundary wall, and there land is about a foot higher on their side, it is part of on old estate it is on greenbelt it runs across the back of three gardens my wall is split between two houses one house has had the wall rebuilt on their insurance the other one has had half the wall removed to put a fence in between would look stupid, I want to no what I can do to get it replaced is my issue now with the owners or the property management company

Expert:  Joshua replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Would I be correct to assume that a wall is necessary to retain the land from slip? Do you know if it was their land that was built up from yours or your land that was likely to have been lowered? Sometimes this is evidennt from looking at the natural topography but not always
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