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JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
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Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
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I have a brick wall between myself and my neighbour which is

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I have a brick wall between myself and my neighbour which is currently quick high, about 8 feet, to the rear of the property. This has been here long before either of us bought our properties. They would like to bring the height of this wall down to 5 feet. Do they have the right to do so without my permission? I would be prepared to compromise to 6 feet, would this be an option? Thanks. XXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX

Thank you for your question.

Does the wall run along the boundary to is it on one or other side of the boundary?

If it is on one side then the owner of that side can decide what is to happen to the wall. If it's along the boundary line then you both own the wall in common and neither can do anything with the wall without the agreement of the other.

Happy to discuss further.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your answer, the wall runs along the boundary, it begins at the front of the property and is the dividing wall between the two garages then same height for about 10 feet behind the garages to the adjoining wooden fence which are all down the boundary.


What do I do if they start to knock the wall down without discussion?



If that is the case then as I said before a boundary wall or fence can't be interfered with without the consent of both owners.
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