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    Replacing roof tiles detached house


    My neighbour is being a problem we want to replace a roof tiles on our house. But how would it be possible if he doesn’t allow us access to get scaffolding up on his side. 3 sides of the roof can be replaced but the side which is on the neighbours side won’t be reached as cannot get any scaffolding up. Any idea what can be done.

    Asked by Mohammad on 3rd Feb 2022
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    The roofer doctor

    "It is no problem you can put a ladder on the roof access from your side of the property and the roof tiles can be replaced by putting the roof ladder on the roof it ain’t a problem"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    The Roofing Repair Specialist's

    "Hi we're sorry to hear this, unfortunately, this happens quite often where neighbours fall out, if you need the work done and they are being difficult we would always advise trying to resolve this matter yourselves and come up with a compromise however this is probably not acceptable in that case we advise contacting your local council and inform them of the issue and they should be able to help, it might be worth explaining to your neighbour that there may come a time whereas they need work done and access on your property, we hope you resolve your issue 😊."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    H C roofing & guttering

    "For me personally scaffold front and back would be adequate enough for me to do the on all 3 sides"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Coastline Roofing ltd

    "if the tile or slate you will be putting back is of the same profile have the scaffold start from your boundary wall and the roofer should have no problem bonding into next door safely"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Dmr roofing

    "If it's your roof he must allow you reasonable access if not cantilever off your property to reach your roof"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Js property maintenance

    "Just work from the ladder for the side the scaffolding can't be put it's not a big deal tbh with you"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    TheBold Spade

    "You can reach round the neighbours side without going into his property if you have 3sides covered with scaffolding
    A trained roofer would be able to deal with this easily"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Dusk till dawn roofing and building

    "This would be no problem at all would have to just do that side without a scaffold"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    RoofMate UK

    "Hi James, the answers given previously may be suitable in some circumstances however you should note that unfortunately, you have no legal right to erect a scaffold on or over your neighbour's property... We have personally had this issue before on a 3 sided semi with, let's say an awkward neighbour, we prefer to have scaffold erected all the way around as it is much safer and efficient to do the job, if you are re-roofing then it is highly unsuitable to have this job carried out from ladders... We found that by encouraging our customers to offer some sort of monetary compensation to their neighbour they were eventually happy to let us erect a scaffold. We also encouraged our customers to get this in writing and signed by the neighbour so they can't eventually sue for trespass. In this case, our customer agreed £350.00 with their neighbour, it is up to you what you offer. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 5th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Roof Masters

    "Get the scaffolding up regardless of whether the neighbour says you can or can't and certainly don't give any payment to them. Just a jealous neighbour by the sound of it good luck with this."

    Answered on 12th Feb 2022 - Member since May 2019 - report

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