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my neighbour has demolished my boundary hedge and erected a wall. there has been no attempt at infill between the wall and my property and no rendering of the wall, is he obliged to carry out these rectifications, also can i get him to reimburse me for damage done to my hedge, I was informed the wall was being built, however they just demolished the dedge and have left a lot of damage behind
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Who owned the hedge, was it you?
Yes I owned the hedge and it was on my side of the property
Then you can report it for criminal damage. This has damaged your property (the hedge) without lawful excuse.
In any event the neighbour should make good any work.
You need to get 3 quotes for fixing the job, this forms your loss
You need to write and set out your losses and request a payment or the work done within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
ok thanks very much for the advice, I will contact him and wait to see what he says