Councils using ‘Intelligence’ to track down low EPC properties and fine £5,00015:08 PM, 29th March 2021
About 3 weeks ago 39
I rent my home to my daughter and live elsewhere. The house has been in my family’s ownership since around 2003. On purchasing the property we had a survey completed and witnessed our deeds along with land Registered details so we knew what we were buying.
However, increasingly a neighbour was instructing a workman to cut hedging and potted plants on our side of the property so we spoke to them and asked them to stop (they have lots of CCTV cameras and we have kids). They didn’t stop and gave us a range of excuses that it was a mistake etc. It got to the point that we formally asked them to desist and remove their overhanging tree from our property as it was discarding large limbs on us.
Rather than go away and leave us alone they began to instruct the workman to come onto our property the claim we didn’t answer our phone when they sought permission – total trot. They claimed they were in poor health and requested we contact their solicitor. We attempted this several times and suggested that our surveyor met with their surveyor and resolved the boundary matter same day. More trot!
We get an email at 6:10pm on a Bank Holiday weekend containing malicious accusations and a dubious looking survey from a well known company stating it was their land and they were taking it back the next day and would sue us and obtain a court order if we went near them or their workmen.
Since then we have proved their survey false and insisted they remove their encroachments at their own expense. They won’t go and are still instructing workmen to remove hedging etc. Today there was a confrontation as we are installing a small pool and a workman with a hedge trimmer was millimetres away from us. We asked the workman to stop as the hedge had no consent to be cut and their are birds nesting in it.
You guessed it, they won’t stop.Any suggestions?
This comes under Scottish Law.
Thank you in advance
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