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My neighbour is trying to widen the road going to his

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My neighbour is trying to widen the road going to his property. To this end he has dug a trench and laid a pipe on my land. I have enlisted the help of a solicitor through my household insurance. Unfortunately this is a very slow process, so I was wondering about taking action myself. Is it legal for me to remove the kerb stones and stones in the trench he has dug and put them back on his land?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

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

Has your Solicitor suggested getting an injunction to stop the work at all?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No he has not. This has been dragging on for over a year and my neighbour is about to tarmac the road hence my question about me removing the kerb stones.
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

OK - you can remove them as long as you do NOT damage them.

So yes, you can remove the kerb stones.

You can also seek an injunction to stop the work. You can do this using form N208:

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n208-eng.pdf

And N16a:

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n16a-eng.pdf

The court will set the matter down and decide whether to make an order stopping him doing the work.

If the court makes such an order and he breaks it, this could be contempt of Court which he may be warned, fined or sent to prison

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

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