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    Does my neighbour need permission


    Sat in my house today and my neighbour was having a dry verge system fitted to both gable ends, we are semi detached but the workmen were on my side of the roof without asking. Are they allowed to do this? What do I do if they have caused damage to the tiles or my solar panels?

    Asked by Jill on 22nd Jun 2021
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    Karl Bingham

    "In theory if the neighbours are having work done and their roof is joining yours in anyway or hangs over your roof where they need to access it, then by law you have to let them carry out the work. But the roofers should be knocking on your door out of courtesy or even the neighbour should be knocking your door for the same reason which is to let you know work is going to be carried out on their house and the workers may need access via your roof. This is just out of respect for you and the fact that the workers should be telling you that they will put something like a board down on your property/roof to ensure no damage is caused. Hope this helps


    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Vytas Gece

    "The answer is simple. All work must be coordinated with you and if they did damage them and they are responsible"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    Assured Developments Ltd

    "They DEFINITELY Shouldn't be on your side of the roof!!!.
    Make a note of the company's name, tell your neighbour about the situation and your concerns, if you don't want to confront the roofing contractor.

    (if they are a large company, inform there head office about your concerns)

    Hope this helps
    Kind Regards
    Assured Developments Ltd"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    DRH property solutions ltd

    "They should have told that they needed to access your roof before doing so they should not be on your property without permission I would always ask permission if my lads needed to access a neighbours property roof. Best thing to do is make a note of the company doing the work and possibly take a picture of them on your roof that way if you have any problem down the line you know who to contact and you have evidence"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    hester roofing

    "To fit a dry verge all work can be carried out from the scaffolding there is no need to get on the roof"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    Jws roofing

    "It's definitely not right that this company went your side without asking the best thing to do is either ask your partner or husband to take look what they have done on your roof or I'll come and take look for you for free they are not allowed on your roof without asking for permission they could of done that job without going on your roof so if you would like me to take look for you just give me call thanks James"

    Answered on 24th Jun 2021 - Member since Nov 2017 - report
    Tj ball roofing and property maintenance

    "Yes they should have asked for your Permission to gain access to your side of property"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report

    "Nobody should ever be on your side of the property unless seeked permission before any work should commence. If there is any damage to any of your property you should seek reimbursement and also have a word with your neighbour to get their contact details should anything go wrong in the near future"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    All Aspects Roofing Nottingham

    "Technically I think it’s unfair with asking or permission from your selfs , In reality your roof doesn’t need to be accessed in any way , if the neighbour is having a dry verge installed there’s no reason for them to be on the roof at all any roof .
    Dry verge installs should be completed using a tower or a scaff to enable adequate install
    That way your working at eye level and not upside down"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Reach N Shine Property Maintenance Service

    "Hi as your nighbour is next door its good to stay on the right side as falling out is not a good one every good turn deserves another so her turn next as for damaging your property she will have to pay all cost for replacing anything in full so don’t worry"

    Answered on 22nd Jun 2021 - Member since Aug 2016 - report
    1 Sussex building

    "Yes the man needs permission to do this every neighbour needs permission to go onto your property"

    Answered on 28th Jun 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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