neighbours roofing

My neighbour has erected scaffolding which is hanging over my property and they did not have the decency to inform us about their roofing works. Is this acceptable? It is a semi detached property so are they allowed to interfere with my roof tiles without my permission?

Asked by Ann on 6th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"No scaffolding and roofers can not access your property with out your permission

Worst what if anybody breaks any of your roof

Get something on writing that anything broken will be replaced free of charge"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
"No not with out permission no should every going on your roof or touching tiles on your roof many thanks"
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"They should have informed you that work was going ahead for a start. Most roofs will be of the same tile but if the neighbour is having a New roof then most roofers will put in a tray called a bonding gutter to separate the roofs but may have to move and or even cut some of your tiles."
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"No Ann any damage to your roof or property will need to be rectifyed will say that you will need to check your roof if possible ask the roofers to take some photos to put your mind at ease if they say no while the scaffold is still up get a family member to get up and check also your neighbours could have put you in the picture about getting the job done especially if the scaffold is over your property. I hope this has helped"
Answered on 7th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"No it's not de should have asked you for permission before doing so"
Answered on 13th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Hi as a courtesy they should have let you known about the roof works .
Regarding the section between your tiles and the neighbours it is normal for the roofer to remove a course of your tiles to fit and overlap the felt onto yours . They may also fit a bonding gutter depending on the new tiles/slates that are being used to replace the old roof ."
Answered on 6th Feb 2023 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"No they are not allowed to inerters with your roof they need to ask you"
Answered on 6th Feb 2023 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"The neighbour should have informed you that they were having works done and that scaffolding was involved. Unfortunately if it’s only overhanging and actually not on your property and they don’t have to disturb you or touch any parts of your roof then nothing can be said or done, but if involved touching your roof then yes it’s not acceptable but it’s only something that can be discussed and agreed between you and your neighbour."
Answered on 6th Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
"They have to let you know about the work and the roofers have to guarantee that no damage will be done to your roof, that's how I usually do when I have a job like that."
Answered on 6th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Yes if scaffolder decide its Necessary for everybody's safety"
Answered on 8th Feb 2023 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
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