Thank you for the above. The position as you quite rightly says that the neighbour has no right to enter onto your land or play scaffolding on your property without your permission subject as follows.
however, the reason I asked about whether the neighbour has complied with the party Wall act provisions is that there is a right of access contained within the party Wall act for the purpose of carrying out party wall works. If the neighbour has served notice upon you under the party Wall act and you consented to the work, the neighbour has a right under the provisions of the party Wall act to erect scaffolding on your land only so far as it is necessary in order to carry out the works notified. If you did not consent to the work but rather a party wall surveyor was appointed in order to prepare a party Wall award, then access to your land may or may not be provided by that party Wall award. If there is provision for access to your land under the party Wall award prepared by the surveyor, then the neighbour has a right of access to the extent provided for by the award. If there is no right of access, you can the first instance revert to the party wall surveyor to take action in respect of the neighbour or failing which, you can serve notice on the neighbour to remove the scaffolding and make good your land or advise that you will consider obtaining a court order together with costs requiring them to remove the scaffolding.
the same position would be true if no party wall notice had been served in this case (though I understand that is not the position from what you say) whereby you can serve notice on the neighbour to remove the scaffolding on the grounds of trespass and if necessary, apply to the court for an order for its removal and the making good of your land.
In order to apply to the court for removal of the scaffolding, having first served notice on your neighbour and contacted the party wall surveyor, you can apply using the following form:
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