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our neighbours have built a shed that is touching our side

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our neighbours have built a shed that is touching our side wall. the rain comes down onto the wall and is causing it to be damp.. Please advise of what rights we have to make them do something about it.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
You have a claim against the neighbour in negligence and common-law nuisance.. You can sue them for any damage caused as a result.
You can also get an injunction to make them move the shed or at least abate the nuisance as well as claim for the cost of rectifying the damage.
If you have house insurance check to see if you have legal expenses cover because it may be that you are insured for the legal costs.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo