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Our drive way is over 100 feet long, a flint and brick wall

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Our drive way is over 100 feet long, a flint and brick wall which is over 60/70 years old. with the recent weather over 20 feet of it has collapsed, since discussing this with our neighbour, we have discovered that the wall is the responsibility of them.
Do we have any say in a wall being replaced, or can they just erect any kind and type of fence not in keeping whats there..?
They are due to move house in the month coming, what rights do we have or can we say to have this done before they go..? Can they just leave without doing anything to the wall..?
Please can you help and advise.
Stephen
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 3 years ago.

wingrovebuyer : Hello. If it is their wall and on their land, the. M afraid there's nothing you can do unless the properties were once part of the same development and there is a covenant requiring the neighbour to keep the wall in good repair and as a flint and brick wall. You'd need to check the deeds to see if such a condition applies. If there is no obligation on them, you can't force them to repair the wall or put it back as was. If there is debris on your land, however, you can require them to remove it.
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