'Neighbours'

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Hedge minding

Since 2003, I share a hedge with a neighbouring site. I have never met or spoken to the owners. Since I moved to this location, I have maintained the hedge. I have been able to access the other side and have cut both sides of the hedge several times a year. There is a new planning application in for the site. If the site is developed I may have one or multiple owners on the other side. Can you advise if I have any right to continue to access the other side so as to continue to maintain the hedge?

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Does my neighbour need planning permission?

My next-door neighbour is erecting a stand-alone structure ie, it is not attached to the side or rear of his house – of about 32.5sq m (350sq ft) and an external wall height of about 3.025m (10 ft). Can you please advise me what planning and building regulations should be adhered to?

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Who is responsible for repair of shared walls?

I live on a street where the houses are adjoining with some larger than others. My neighbour’s house is one storey higher than mine and his gable-end wall has been leaking into my attic for some time. This wall is in severe need of repair. Is my neighbour obliged to remedy this problem or should I regard its solving as a matter of joint enterprise?