McDonnell’s distorted and dangerous version of Right to Buy9:01 AM, 5th September 2019
About 2 weeks ago 35
We live in a small 2 bed terraced house. It had an old toilet in the yard that goes back to back with our neighbour’s. Our roof had cave in and it wasn’t big enough to store kids toys or anything so we decided we wanted to remove it.
At the same time we were going to render the back of theirs and render all our walls. When we took our old render off as it was all cracked and the bricks were that bad underneath that a builder told us it could not be rendered and it was barely staying up on it’s own this was the same for the neighbour’s old toilet.
He came up with the idea to knock all our walls down and put fencing up instead. We agreed. When he looked at the neighbours old toilet he said this isn’t safe it needs to come down. We spoke to the neighbour’s landlord and at first she was adamant it wasn’t coming down she blamed us for ruining her walls and old toilet building.
We’ve said we will cover the cost of it all even though in the deeds it’s a shared wall but she’s not helping to agree to a solution. She’s now saying we can take her old toilet building down, but we do all the work. We can put a fence up, but as the out building was in the corner of her yard it will affect the back wall of her property so we should cover the cost for that to be renewed as well and if the concrete of the floor of her yard is any different she wants us to put it right, even though the rest of the concrete is all cracked with weeds growing through.
I think she’s being unfair as the old toilets were built when the property was built in 1902. I have a four year old and want to get it rectified asap, but she’s not helping.
What can I do?
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