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wingrovebuyer, Senior Solicitor
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my neighbours rear extension sits on the boundary line hence

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my neighbours rear extension sits on the boundary line hence no gap between our semi detached properties. the extension has been there years prior to new neighbours moving in a year ago. It has never been an issue. However I recently screwed a trellis to the wall in our garden to grow a clematis to give wall cover in our garden, which is there extension but the wall sits within our garden hence boundary. She has gone mad tonight stating I have NO rights as its her property..... I said you cant even see it its in my garden she said its my wall and could cause damp.... What right and wrong please petty or what !!!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm sorry to say that even if it's a "shared boundary" the wall is her property and fixing anything to it is actually criminal damage, if done without permission. You have every right to erect a trellis without fixing it to the wall. Sorry!