How Close To My Boundary Can I Build?

How close to a Neighbour’s property can I build?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land.

You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land..

How high can you build a wall between Neighbours?

Contact Drawing and Planning If the infrastructure is not located next to a highway, it cannot exceed two metres in height. The right for you to erect or alter any fences, walls, or gates has been removed by the planning conditions.

Does the 45 degree rule apply to side windows?

The 450 line applies equally to ground and first floor windows as well as to side windows where they provide the only source of light to a habitable room. * habitable rooms include kitchens but not for example bathrooms, w.c.’s, en-suites, landings, utility rooms or garages.

Do I have to let my Neighbour on my property to build his extension?

Simply put, if your neighbour wants to build a new structure, you don’t have to say yes. The work must relate to the preservation of an existing structure, not a new structure currently being built or any future planned structure. Any structure that has already been built means that they could gain access.

Do you have to notify Neighbours permission for extension?

Extensions are also subject to similar regulations, and again if your neighbours planned work falls within the guidelines there is no legal need for him or her to ask your permission or seek planning permission.

What happens if my Neighbour ignores the Party Wall Act?

What will happen if a Party Wall Notice is not served? By failing to serve a Party Wall Notice you will be breaching a ‘Statutory Duty’. When a neighbour claims that they have suffered damage due to your works they will provide evidence of this damage in its current state.

Does right to light still exist?

Rights to Light is a material planning consideration. Issues related to rights to light are considered civil matters and are not considered when applying for a planning application. Even if the planning permission of a development has already been granted, rights to light should still be considered.

Can you build right up to the boundary?

There is no right to build astride the boundary if your neighbour objects. If your neighbour does object then you might have to alter your drawings so it is best to check early on. … If you do build a wall astride the boundary line, it will be a party wall. If you build wholly on your land, it will not.

Does my Neighbour have a right to light?

Does your neighbour have a right to light? … A right to light may be acquired by ‘anyone who has had uninterrupted use of something over someone else’s land for 20 years without consent, openly and without threat, and without interruption for more than a year.

What is the 45 degree rule?

THE 45 DEGREE-CODE (Non-Terraced Property) To comply with the 45 degree code, First Floor extensions shall be designed so as not to cross the 45 degree line from an adjoining neighbour’s nearest window which lights a habitable room or kitchen.

Can a Neighbour object to permitted development?

No-one can object to an extension built under PD. Yes they can. If they don’t think the development is lawful, then they can object to that effect.

Can I drill into my Neighbours garage wall?

unless its a shared party wall they cannot do it. To those saying that it can’t do any damage, that would depend on the construction of the garage itself. If someone drills or screws into your property without your permission, it’s criminal damage.

Can neighbor block my view?

Unless the tree is violating view ordinances, zoning laws, subdivision rules, or existing easements, homeowners have no zoning rights to light, air, or view. The one exception is that the neighbor cannot deliberately block your view with a structure that has no use to your neighbor.