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Hello, a neighbour has extended their property without planning permission and attached themselves to our wall. They have said they haven't drilled into our wall, but they have used glue for the ceiling. We asked them not to do this but they have ignored us. What steps should we take to get them to remove their new ceiling?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

No, I was advised to issue an injunction which I can look into on Monday, but I have no idea what the right thing to do is

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Just that they built the extension which doubled their downstairs area in size without planning permission. They have applied for retrospective planning permission, but have commenced the work without this coming through. Many thanks

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: DamienJD, Lawyer replied 6 months ago

Is this a Homeowner's Association or a Condominium Association or any type of Association? When you say planning permission, to whom are you referring would give the permission? The municipality or a board of an association? And, did you notify either of them of the work being done by your neighbor?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi Damien, my query is for UK law advice as the website had advertised, can this be redirected to a UK qualified solicitor?
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