Thank you. He can only attach things to a party wall (this is not a party wall) which are ancillary such as sockets, shelf brackets et cetera. However, a party wall is a wall separating two buildings and this did not separate two buildings before the structure was in place as the two buildings were separated by an alleyway. Have a look at the Party Wall Booklet,
and in particular diagram 4 on page 8 and the notes on page 5. Referring to the notes, a party wall is used to separate two buildings as it does in diagram 4. In this particular case, before the strange -looking structure was built, the wall of the garage was, on this definition, not a party wall and he could not attach anything to it without the consent of the wall owner. Hence, he could not attach his wooden infill to the garage wall.
If the wooden structure had been there for 20 years, he would have acquired the right under the Prescription Act of the easement of support. That obviously doesn’t apply.
As it is now, you are entitled to ask him to remove the fixings into the garage whether you want to knock the garage down or not. If you are knocking the garage down, he is going to have to make some other arrangements to hold his structure up. If he will not do so, you (the householder) will have to take the neighbour to court to get an injunction to make him do that.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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