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Are my neighbours allowed to put scaffolding in my garden to

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Are my neighbours allowed to put scaffolding in my garden to do a loft conversion with or without my permission. NB their house is in the next street at the end of my garden...and they have a front and back garden of their own.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thanks for your enquiry. Unless your neighbours Deeds grant them a right of access onto your land and a right to erect scaffolding, they certainly can't come onto your land, without consent. Some Deeds grant a neighbour to access their next door neighbour's land for the purpose of carrying out maintenance, but this right is normally restricted to a right of access and not a right to erect scaffolding. However, I note your neighbour does not even live next door to you and as such I would be amazed if their Deeds granted right of access on to your land, let alone a right to erect scaffolding. I you are not willing to grant consent, the neighbour has no right to enter and there is no legislation in place to change this- the Access to Neighbouring Land Act allows a party to go to Court to get permission to enter a neighbour's property if urgent repairs are required, but this Act does not cover scenarios where neighbours wish to carry out improvements to their property, which is the case here. I hope this assists and answers your question. If I have helped, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer. Kind Regards Al

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