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  1. Dear All, My neighbour plans to do a side extension which is only 90cm away from my side wall. I wrote to them in Nov. 2018, however they did not reply to me. Today I noticed they had started to take down some solid fences to prepare for the building work. What should I do now for their ignorance? Should I start to take formal process and take them to court? The are not easily approachable (this is why I write to them instead of speaking to them in person). (the letter is attached) Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you. ----------- Dear xxx We hope you
  2. Usio Energy are the latest electric supplier to cease trading with Ofgem awarding First Utility all their current customers. https://www.usioenergy.com/
  3. I've just received an award by CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) against CIGA for the removal of Cavity Wall Insulation which was installed in 2012. I've had horrendous problems with damp since and put a claim in myself. Also been awarded redecoration costs and an award for poor customer service. My query was relating to the redecoration costs, the award states mould treatment, repainting and repapering. Some of the plaster on the walls has crumbled with the damp, will they sort the walls out before they paper over them. Also the bathroom which is another ar
  4. A new wall rendering and other exterior building works company FISHER RANDALL LTD is now trading. I sincerely hope that they are a good company and that customers who use their services get a good deal and that everyone benefits out of it. However, potential customers should realise that the director of this company is Micah Shaw who is the son of Harvill Shaw who has run a succession of wall rendering companies whose business model seems to have been to go into liquidation every two or three years leaving a lot of very unhappy customers behind with no redress. Harvill Shaw has been
  5. Hi all ,Someone knocked on the front door tonight offering a free survey for any damp walls after cavity wall insulation since we have had the walls insulated a few years ago damp has got a grip in both upstairs bedrooms , they seem to be offering a no win no fee service . Apparently the problem has been mentioned in the house of commons and could be the next PPI , anyone got any views , heres the link to the MP's comments. Thanks Andy. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-39602540
  6. The main chaos was all about the cowboy builder to ask the facilitating payment fraud just after the garden wall he demolished in his plan. Make long story short ( go to the paragraph 14 ) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claim Case registered in March 2014. * However, Halifax assigned its panel*claims management company (LAS) 7 July 2014 handle my case. * on 7*July 2014 The loss assessors provided by LAS confirmed the two hours*appointment commencing at*4pm,*10 July 2014. * LAS emailed me with offer*£65.
  7. Hi All, would really appreciate some advice on the following that happened about three weeks ago now. I reversed my car into the entrance of a car park to a block of flats (during the day on a cloudy/rainy day), I could see the low level wall (about a foot high), but I did not see the rusty coloured metal room support joist beam that had been upended and placed at the end of the wall. There are no reflectors on it, it is not painted a bright colour, it is there to stop people hitting the wall - which it does very well indeed. However, it left a big hol
  8. Hi there, I am putting up a small extension on the back of our house, 3x3 metres with a pitched roof above it the pitch goes on to the party wall and our neighbour was looking at building out the same on his side at a later date. we started work a good few months ago and the roof has finally gone on this weekend but only structurally. After signing all the drawings saying it looked good and we can build the work on the cavity line he now said he wants a box gutter putting in, in advance for when he does his work (prob never happen) he had some damaged guttering on his side that had a temp
  9. Having taken up residence in my new home, and being currently an empty shell, I have a blank canvas to work with It seems i have one wall with that horrid artex type wall paper with all the dimples, the remaining walls are the normal vinyl type that you can wipe down. I prefer not to rent a steamer so the good old elbow grease is the order of the day with a scraper I have been told to score the paper with a scraper then use fabric conditioner in a spray bottle. And Decorators out there with the best methods with minimal fuss??
  10. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/markets/british-man-held-over-%C2%A3500bn-wall-street-flash-crash/ar-AAbtv4n?ocid=mailsignoutmd With the way technology has changed the markets, it does not take much to trigger a major finance market crash. Better security is needed as this could be exploited by foreign states, terrorist groups and hackers, who might wish to cause harm to western economies.
  11. Hey guys, hope someone can give us some reassurance here. We've rented a new house. The back garden has a wall connected to a gate that is wide enough to let a car through, and part of the garden is used to store a car (LL used to store his boat there apparently). In the high winds overnight the gate and wall have blown down and slammed into the back of the car we're storing there atm, smashing the rear light and ruining the bumper. Are we right in thinking it's the LL's responsibility for the damage to our car, as well as securing the garden again?
  12. Hi all can anyone help please? My horrible neighbour submitted plans to build a HUGE extension in 2013. At the time I protested to the council, but it largely fell on deaf ears, although they agreed to reduce the outer wall by 6 inches! This year a party wall agreement was put in place and work began on 1st August. However, the very 1st night my guttering was ripped away and rain poured in. There were also dirty rivers of liquid streaming down the walls (that had just been painted) and other damage. The following day, we spoke to one of the builders who looked at the damage, admitted
  13. Hello – I hope this is the correct place to seek advice regarding a Party Wall dispute. Any help greatly appreciated! To cut a long story short, our neighbours recently employed a loft conversion company to build a dormer conversion. We expressed some concerns about the nature and timing of the work but they went ahead anyway, without a signed Party Wall Agreement (PWA) and without allowing the 2 months notice etc. Because we raised concerns, the builders decided that they would change the structure of the conversion so that there would be no need for the PWA (even though it had already b
  14. Cut and pasted from my facebook to save typing out again. chap from around the back says my tree is damaging his wall and he wants me to chop it down, I said its a mature tree and been there for years and is a benefit to everyone, it cleans the air, brings wildlife into our gardens it looks beautiful and I like it. He said it doesn't matter its under threat anyway there is a disease that is killing Ash trees, I said then its our duty to protect it. He said ok just needed to let you know, the ace I never mentioned is its not my tree its growing on his land just leaning ove
  15. A van driver collided his vehicle into my garden wall last week, and I'd be grateful for any advice. I wasn't present when it happened, but the Police attended the incident, and kindly left a leaflet* giving the driver, vehicle and insurance details; the driver also claimed that the vehicle's owner was the director of the building company that he worked for and the director will arrange for repairs, and I have his contact information as well. The Police completed a collision report, and I also have the incident and collision reference no., and have taken pictures of the damage. I re
  16. Hello, Wall rendering solutions, previously called render exterior wall coatings (in 2011) did the rendering in my house (Nov 2011)which went wrong - render started flaking, missing around pipes and other places. This happened within 2 weeks after finishing job. Also as the wrong window protection was put on the windows, the crew left a sticky glue on the windows and damages marble window sills. All was reported to the director of the company , He promised to correct it. After many promises he never came and resolved the issues. In Feb
  17. hi guys wanting a bit of advice if possible , my son moved into a flat in january 2013 and struggled getting furniture up the stairs, ,that was the only route , after a lot of messing around , turning and twisting , it had to go up by hook or by crook , it was only a 2 seater settee when we finally got it up there was damage to the ceiling , plaster board was broken, now after speaking to the neighbours below, they said every tennant has had the same problem, the last tenant was only in 6 months as she had to swap her double bed for a single bed because it wouldnt go u
  18. Hi all, I wanted to make people aware of my current situation, and possibly find out if others have experienced the same. Last year I received a leaflet from my local council (Southampton City Council) advising homeowners to take advantage of totally free insulation. I initially was reticent about using someone that my local council recommended, and therefore my first application was via Sainsbury's Energy, with the work being carried out by British Gas. I should add that my application was in before the deadline of 31/10/2012. The earliest survey they could carry out would be Feb
  19. Hi I have been trying to get cavity wall insulation in grandad's house for years now through the various grants and every time the company offering it comes up with an excuse to avoid doing it because the house is larger than the average. I need to know who I can go to so I can get this organised for my grandad, he qualifies for the grants on every ground there and so does my grandmother. Any help would be great Thanks
  20. Hello all, Can anyone help i have a nieghbour who i dont get on with.my nieghbour owns land and property around mine landlocked i need to do repairs to a gutter thats causing damp in my property.i went to see what work needs doing but got chased of by two of them cursing at me the wall is a party wal do i have the right to repair without writing to him, i have easements and quasi easements.
  21. Hi, this is my first post, not sure if I'm posting in the right section? I had cavity wall insulation done on my house in April 2011, after signing up following a cold call at my door from a very persuasive salesman (I know, mistake no.1). The work was completed ok so far as I know, but since then I have been unable to get any paperwork or the promised 25 year guarantee from the installers. The company is registered with CIGA as an approved installer. I have contacted the company on numerous occasions, to be told that my property will be included in the next batch of applications to CIGA,
  22. Americans still assume the London banking rates scandal doesn't affect them – but they're wrong. Britain is abuzz with the Libor scandal, but so far it's been a yawn in the United States. That's because Americans have assumed that the wrongdoing is confined to the other side of the pond. After all, "Libor" is short for "London interbank offered rate", and the main culprit to date has been London-based Barclays. It's further assumed that the scandal hasn't really affected the pocketbooks of average Americans anyway. Wrong, on both counts. It's becoming apparent that Barclays' reach extends
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