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We would like to have solar panels fitted to our roof.However

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we would like to have solar panels fitted to our roof.However in order to do so the scaffold needed would have to have part of the scaffold onto our neighbours property on the boundary line.
They have refused outright to allow this.
Is there a legal right that we can exercise to have this work done
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is Alex and I will help you.

If you consider this to be 'maintenance' then yes you can get a Court order under Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 if they refuse.

However if its not then sadly there is nothing you can do. What you could do is have your roof repaired/replaced which means you need scaffolding. Then if, at the same time, panels were installed then there is nothing your neighbour can do.

But regular work and not just maintenance you can't force your neighbour to let you and you have no rights.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.

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