Can My Neighbour Build An Extension On The Boundary Line?

How close to my boundary can I build an extension?

Single story extensions to the side of your property to be no more than four meters in height and no wider than half the original size of the property.

For those building a double extension on their property, you cannot go closer than seven meters to the boundary..

Do I need to tell Neighbours about extension?

You need to serve notice on all the owners of every neighbouring property affected by the works, both freeholders and leaseholders. You don’t need planning permission for your plans to serve notice, and once you’ve done so you can take up to a year to start work.

How high can you build a wall between Neighbours?

Walls and Fences The wall or fence is not more than 2 metres in height anywhere on your property except where it adjoins a road or footpath. In this case the height is restricted to 1 metre.

Can my Neighbour object to my conservatory?

If you’re the neighbour being notified, you have a duty under the law to not be ‘unduly obstructive’, so if you have a reason for objecting to the work, it has to be valid, and can’t just be that you don’t want to put up with the noise of the workmen, for example!

Do I need planning permission to extend the back of my house?

An addition or extension to your house* is generally considered to be permitted development. So you won’t need to go through the additional hassle of getting planning permission as long as: … Extensions of more than one storey do not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by more than three metres.

Can windows overlook Neighbours?

Ideally side windows that overlook adjacent homes or gardens should be avoided. However, in some instances a side window to a secondary room, (e.g. hall, bathroom, store room), may be acceptable if there is more than 2m between the properties and obscure glazing is used.

Can I build on to my Neighbours extension?

The foundation of your neighbour’s extension can be built on your land if necessary. However, in practice, it is very rarely necessary for a foundation be built over the boundary. The foundation for a single storey or two storey extension or new building does not normally need to project beyond the boundary.

What happens if Neighbour objects to extension?

What happens if I do require planning permission? If you apply for planning permission, a letter will be sent to the adjoining neighbours and a notice will go up outside which will give the public a chance to make comments (objection or support) if they feel they are somehow affected by the proposed design.

What is the 45 degree rule for extensions?

The 45-degree rule is assessed on both plan and elevation. An extension should not exceed a line taken at 45 degrees from the centre of the nearest ground floor window of a habitable room in an adjoining property.

How close to property line can I put a shed?

You typically can’t build a shed within 10 feet of the rear property line and 15 feet from a side property line. There should be sufficient room between your shed and your neighbor’s yard.

Can I stop my Neighbours extension?

If your neighbours object to your plans, you can appeal and state your reasons appealing. Alternatively, you can amend the plans bearing in mind the reasons for rejection and resubmit the application. Therefore, it’s unlikely a neighbour is going to be able to stop you from building your house extension completely.

Can I paint my Neighbours extension wall?

If your neighbour owns the wall or fence Your neighbour doesn’t have to change a wall or fence just because you want them to, for example making it higher for privacy. You can’t make changes to your side without their permission, such as painting it.

Can Neighbours complain about permitted development?

If you know a proposed development may restrict your neighbours right to light, even after planning permission has been granted or you are building under your Permitted Development rights, they have the right to oppose the extension being built.

Can I build an extension right up to my boundary?

The foundation for a single storey or two storey extension or new building does not normally need to project beyond the boundary. There is no right for your neighbour to put a reinforced concrete foundation on your land without your permission.

Can a Neighbour refuse planning permission?

Planning permission can be denied if your build is guilty of these offenses: Your build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light. Your build overlooks other homes, causing loss of privacy.

How close to my property line can I build?

Check Rules and Regulations Your jurisdiction may have laws about how far back a fence needs to be set on your property, which is typically 2, 4, 6 or 8 inches from the property line. Other areas will allow you to go right up to the property line.

What is the maximum extension without planning permission?

Good news. The permitted development rules have recently been relaxed, allowing you to build an extension without planning permission of up to six metres (or eight metres if your house is detached).