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A neighbour has built a set of shallow steps on my land

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A neighbour has built a set of shallow steps on my land without permission and they are in a dangerous condition leaving me liable if someone is injured. Can I just remove them or do I have to go through the Courts?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

Have you asked your neighbour to remove them please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is on holiday at the moment and so has not been asked but he is an aggressive nasty man.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to ask himfirst
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. If he is away you can just remove it.

Its only criminal damage if you destroy or damage without lawful excuse.

here its on your land - you have an excuse.

So yes you can remove it

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do I have to give everything back to him
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

Yes you need to let him have whats left - they are his materials.

Does that clarify? Alex

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you. I will have the steps removed. Thank you again
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

All the best. Alex