As most residential properties are semi-detached or terraced, it’s likely that you have neighbours situated in a close proximity to your home. Even if you own a detached property, your neighbours could be situated just a few feet away from the border of your property. With people living so close to each other, it’s unsurprising that their conduct can impact on their neighbours from time to time.
Do you need to make a no-win, no-fee Airdrie compensation claim because of a neighbouring property?
One of the biggest disputes between neighbours seems to concern who owns exactly what land and what is allowed to be built in the area. Every year, people spend millions of pounds trying to settle border disputes, even when the land in question may only be a few feet wide. Similarly, many people try and oppose their neighbour’s plans to extend their homes because of the effect that it may have on their own property. If, for example, your neighbour plans to add a large extension to their home, you may worry that it will block light to your home.
Whilst these types of concerns can be distressing, things can be far more serious if your neighbour’s conduct begins to impact upon the safety of your property. Many people, particularly owners of older properties, are concerned that consistent building work is damaging the foundations of the properties. If true, this could have a serious impact on the safety of the property. If the property was to begin to deteriorate, it could become dangerous and someone could be hurt as a result.
In addition to this, you may be worried about your safety whilst the building work is carried out. If your neighbours are situated close to your property, it’s unrealistic to assume that you won’t be affected by the building work. Although anyone should ask before accessing your property, the builders may ask to do this if they need to. If they were to leave tools in the area or cause anyone to get hurt whilst on your property, you may be keen to make a no-win, no-fee Airdrie compensation claim against them.
If they are responsible for causing the injuries, it’s highly likely that your no-win, no-fee Airdrie claim will be successful and you could be awarded compensation. Of course, if you find that your neighbours are responsible for any injuries caused, you would need to make your no-win, no-fee Airdrie compensation claim against them.
Get in touch with us
If you want to make a no-win, no-fee Airdrie compensation claim, we may be able to help. At Accident Advice Helpline we help numerous claimants make no-win, no-fee Airdrie claims each year and we may be able to help you too. To find out more, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to help.
Date Published: 6th December 2014