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The original wall was on our property & replaced with the extention.
But the extention is now enclosing their yard to the back.
They also rent the property just for your reference.
So is there any gap between you and the neighbouring property?
Have you raised the issue with the landlord?
There is no gap between us.
This happened yesterday, so I will be contacting the landlord tomorrow morning to advise what has occured.
If there was any maliciousintent, it is criminal damage. That is a police matter.
This is a party wall eventhough it is actually on the boundary it is classed as a party wall however heshould not have done this without your consent.
The reality is that if youdid not give consent, it could have ended up with a very expensive argument ifhe wanted it and you didn't.
The problem you face now isthat removing the paint is going to be an extremely expensive and difficult taskalthough that is not to say that it is impossible.
The landlord actually has noliability in this although you may be entitled to compensation from the tenant.I don't think it is going to be a lot and it depends whether you want to go tocourt over it.
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I amoffline shortly until later today and will pick this up then
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