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On 24 Feb 2013 at 1:27pm Numpty wrote:
I've heard that a resident of decided to instruct a builder to excavate their sloping garden and remove a retaining wall in the process. Builder asked for structural engineers calculations (to make sure such work was safe) and resident refused saying "I don't want to go to such expense". We're talking about £200-£300.
Builder (being reputable) refused to proceed.
Sure enough, another builder (with fewer scruples) did the work without structural engineers report/calculations and - following a year of heavy rain - the hillside has slumped threatening not only the property that had the work done, but also that of their neighbours.
Still, they did save £200.
Lawyers about to have a field day.
Anyone know the moral of this story?
On 24 Feb 2013 at 1:45pm Townie wrote:
Moral of the story is........
NEVER believe anything you hear and only half of what you see
On 24 Feb 2013 at 2:34pm geordie gyt wrote:
Gis the address hun!
And let the Planning Enforcement Team know.
On 24 Feb 2013 at 3:06pm slump wrote:
If concerned by this sort of thing, read the Party Wall Act
On 24 Feb 2013 at 3:50pm uber-slump wrote:
Why would you inflict the Party Wall etc Act on the general public? It's non-enforceable and can only be used in Tort.
If concerned by this sort of thing, consult a Surveyor...
On 24 Feb 2013 at 7:25pm Billy wrote:
Was this builder from malling lol

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