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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

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

Have you asked your neighbour to remove them please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
He is on holiday at the moment and so has not been asked but he is an aggressive nasty man.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Do I have to ask himfirst
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months 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 11 months ago.
Do I have to give everything back to him
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

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

Does that clarify? Alex

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you. I will have the steps removed. Thank you again
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

All the best. Alex