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It is a loft conversion of an existing property.
so not a new build.
Is the conversion of the loft new, or is it maintenance of an existing one?
The house has always had a loft. I am in the process of getting this previously un-useable loft space converted into
useable loftspace with dormers.
This is a new project. Whether a loft conversion is "maintenance" off already existing space, or creation of new space is probably open for discussion.
Ok, this clearly is an issue.
In short if its a new space then you cant demand scaffold be erected. You are at the mercy of the neighbour
If its maintenance of an existing structure then your neighbour cant refuse access and scaffold.
If the neighbour does then you can get a Court order permitting access
However based on what you have said it appears to be development of an existing strucure.
* structure &
Therefore it would not be maintenance but development.
If it had been for repointing or repair of guttering you would be ok under the Access to Neigbouring Land Act
But that is designed for maintenance rather than development
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
can I clarify anything for you about this today please?