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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:31 pm 
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My neighbour is doing a side extension in his house and he has put scaffolding on my land. He said it will stay there for 4-5 weeks but now is been 3 months. He also removed my side gate to gain access his building works. Will these invalidate my home insurance?
I don't think he has scaffolding liability or builders insurance. He is doing most of the works himself.

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Did you give him permission to put the scaffolding on your land and remove your gate? He can work without insurance if he wants to but will be personally liable if anything goes wrong.


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Rorschach wrote:
Did you give him permission to put the scaffolding on your land and remove your gate? He can work without insurance if he wants to but will be personally liable if anything goes wrong.


Yes. He asked me 3 months ago verbally and I said yes and asked for how long and he said for 4-5 weeks. Are you saying he will personally be liable? If so and if he can't afford it when something goes wrong, doesn't mean much to me. The important matter for me whether his scaffolding on my land invalidates my home insurance?


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Ask your insurance company ? I would imagine that his (your neighbours) insurance would cover any damage though.

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wine~o wrote:
Ask your insurance company ? I would imagine that his (your neighbours) insurance would cover any damage though.


Scaffolding liability insurance or builder insurance is required according to a surveyor I just spoke to and my neighbour won't have it. I am now worried if it affects my home insurance in case something happens. It's been 3 months and it's time to ask him to remove it as soon as. The reason being he is only working on the house two days a week and i'ts a big extension and will take another 6 months at least to finish at this rate.


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My neighbour is now becoming too much of a nuisance. I spoke to him 2 weeks ago and explained to him to remove the scaffolding from my land and he told me it will be taken off by Thursday or Friday this week but still there. I spoke to a party wall surveyor and he said if all fails then head to courts and get court injunction to be removed. My neighbour is a lying tosser. I should have made a written contract and charge him.


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Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Write to him with an ultimatum and then start court proceedings.


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