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    Can I replace roof tiles on my Semi-detached house without neighbour’s permission?

    Roofers

    Hi… We don’t get on with our neighbours but we share our roof with them as the house is a semi. We want to get our roof tiles replaced but were wondering if its possible to have the roof work done without the neighbours permission/approval?

    Asked by Patrick on 4th Apr 2020
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    London Roofing

    "HI PATRICK , YOU DONT NEED YOUR NEIGHBOURS PERMISSION TO DO A RE: ROOF .BUT JUST GIVE THE NEIGHBOURS A HEADS UP WITH THE WORK THATS GETTING CARRIED OUT"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2017 - report
    Dc contracts

    "Hi Patrick, yes you can do it with out their permission. What would happen is the roofer would find the center of the roof and put in a fiber glass/lead roof joint witch would then give yous half the roof each. And just make sure the roofer replaces any breakages that may be caused on their side whilst doing so. I hope this helps out.


    Many thanks
    Kind regards
    Derek"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Workman Roofing / Building Maintenance

    "Hello, yes of course you can, as long as it’s done professionally.
    I would register it with the council first if I were you.
    It costs less than £200 and you get a council inspector to visit before and after, they make sure you have 6” insulation in place and the job is done properly.
    Then they sign it off, so neighbours wouldn’t have a leg to stand on,
    We do these all the time,
    Last one we did like this was last month and it was mid terraced so shared with both sides, we interlocked with both sides and everyone were happy.
    I will be happy to give you a fair price.
    Kind Regards
    Dene Workman
    WORKMAN ROOFING est 1993"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2018 - report
    CB.Roofing ltd

    "Hi yes I would either join up with same tiles or divide with either a close mitred valley or hip tiles dividing houses."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2014 - report
    M K CONSTRUCTION (MCR) LTD

    "Hi Patrick yes of course you can get your roof done without their permission it won’t disturb their roof hope this helps."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    SW carpentry and renovations

    "It’s polite to inform your neighbours that the work is being carried out some times but in general there is no reason to inform them or ask permission"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Elite Home Improvements

    "There is no legal obligation to make your neighbours aware of ongoing work, although it could always lead to more unwanted tension if you do not tell them, and then the scaffolder for instance needs to place a leg on their side. We tend to give the neighbour a heads up on our customers behalf, even if they aren’t happy about it, they rarely say anything, and if they do, there’s not much they can do about it."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Stephenson

    "It is best to be polite,and tell your neighbour .Tell them of your plans and take it from there ."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Telfer Roofing

    "Yes as long as your finished roof doesn't extend onto their side, easily done with use of a bonding gutter to completely Separate both roofs, best to get some legal advice though as to where your property ends and theirs starts, these things can be difficult but clear detailed legal advice will help to answer your questions and even be a good way of speaking with them."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    T L home improvements

    "Yes certainly you can carry this work out without the neighbours permission as long as you replace it with the same tiles as all makes are different fittings and with a result of using the wrong ones you will have problems with them not joining up and leaks so make sure they are the correct tile. Just take one off the roof to make sure you can get them from your local roofing supplies.
    Regards
    T L home improvements"

    Answered on 15th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Direct roofing specialist limited

    "Hi and the answer is yes you can change the tiles on your roof without any permission from your neighbours.
    Kind regards"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Hcubuilders

    "Yeah that’s fine I wouldn’t worry about that ive done it loads of times before just make sure your roofers don’t damage anything their side they can’t say anything about the job then. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Roofsmart Systems Ltd

    "As it’s your roof you do not need permission of the neighbours.
    John
    Roofsmart systems ltd"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Applebridge roofing

    "Simple answer is yes, if it's the same tiles you want you just interlock them and if there's a different tile you want there's a few different ways to join them"

    Answered on 5th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    AB Home Improvements

    "Hi, by all means get your roof done but obviously just need to agree where the centre of the roof is so you are not disturbing your neighbors side. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    JDH Roofing

    "Hi yes no problem just make sure you have a bonding gutter between the two houses to make watertight on their side.

    Jdhroofing"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report

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