Party Wall agreements

Your neighbour is doing something in their house, they won't tell you what it is, they have submitted plans to the council for building control, but they won't tell what your neighbour is doing either. You suspect your neighbour may need a party wall agreement for the work, but they haven't offered you for one. You are now compelled sit there while work continues without an agreement or engage a surveyor at around £1500 to intervene on the assumption you may need a party wall agreement, which is both a financial risk and a declaration of war on your neighbour.

Why not ensure that building control and planning permission will not be issued without the correct Party Wall agreements in place, that way the neighbours a protected as of right not the good graces of the people carrying out the work.

Why is this idea important?

Your neighbour is doing something in their house, they won't tell you what it is, they have submitted plans to the council for building control, but they won't tell what your neighbour is doing either. You suspect your neighbour may need a party wall agreement for the work, but they haven't offered you for one. You are now compelled sit there while work continues without an agreement or engage a surveyor at around £1500 to intervene on the assumption you may need a party wall agreement, which is both a financial risk and a declaration of war on your neighbour.

Why not ensure that building control and planning permission will not be issued without the correct Party Wall agreements in place, that way the neighbours a protected as of right not the good graces of the people carrying out the work.

Amendment to the noise pollution laws. – pre-existing noise

When dealing with noise complaints, No abatements orders should be issued if it can be proved that the noise in question was already present and ongoing for more than two  years before the complainant moved into their property, or if the complainant could have easily known or found out about the noise in advance of the purchase.

This will stop the vastly unfair situation of someone having to stop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years just because someone new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing. 

Why is this idea important?

When dealing with noise complaints, No abatements orders should be issued if it can be proved that the noise in question was already present and ongoing for more than two  years before the complainant moved into their property, or if the complainant could have easily known or found out about the noise in advance of the purchase.

This will stop the vastly unfair situation of someone having to stop an activity, business or hobby they may have been doing for years just because someone new moves in next door and dislikes what the existing neighbours are doing. 

Stop NIMBYism harming motorsport and the motorsport industry

Residents that have moved into an area where a motorsport circuit, venue or facility was already established should not be able to lodge complaints against the circuit or organiser in terms of sound or traffic.

Proper research and effective reports by estate agents and solicitors should have highlighted the existence of the site in the locality at time of purchase, and if they didn't, the fault therefore lies with the house purchaser and their agents, not the owners of the pre-existing venue.

Therefore, restrictions should not be placed on motorsport activities where new local residents lodge NIMBYistic complaints against the event or venue.

Why is this idea important?

Residents that have moved into an area where a motorsport circuit, venue or facility was already established should not be able to lodge complaints against the circuit or organiser in terms of sound or traffic.

Proper research and effective reports by estate agents and solicitors should have highlighted the existence of the site in the locality at time of purchase, and if they didn't, the fault therefore lies with the house purchaser and their agents, not the owners of the pre-existing venue.

Therefore, restrictions should not be placed on motorsport activities where new local residents lodge NIMBYistic complaints against the event or venue.

Give the police powers to stop loud music from noisy neighbours

i believe the police should be given the powers to stop noisy neighbours playing they loud amplified music that is disturbing their neighbours who cant even watch their own t.v in peace,  sleep in the evening and talk or study inside their own house!!!

whenever i call the police they say its not illegal and u must contact the enviromental officers,,which when u do they ask u whats your name adress ,,u must fill out forms etc..this is a very long process and makes our living a nightmare

why should we go through the hassle while the noisy neighbours and being distructive

i believe the powers should go to the police who i believe will turn up (when asked for help) on the spot to catch them red handed and can deal with the people on the spot and if it keeps on reacurring they can remove the speakers etc and arrest them or even give them asbos…

we need police help not paperwork hassle…

Why is this idea important?

i believe the police should be given the powers to stop noisy neighbours playing they loud amplified music that is disturbing their neighbours who cant even watch their own t.v in peace,  sleep in the evening and talk or study inside their own house!!!

whenever i call the police they say its not illegal and u must contact the enviromental officers,,which when u do they ask u whats your name adress ,,u must fill out forms etc..this is a very long process and makes our living a nightmare

why should we go through the hassle while the noisy neighbours and being distructive

i believe the powers should go to the police who i believe will turn up (when asked for help) on the spot to catch them red handed and can deal with the people on the spot and if it keeps on reacurring they can remove the speakers etc and arrest them or even give them asbos…

we need police help not paperwork hassle…

Leylandii Hedge Law

This law/bylaw should be repealed immediately. Why? Case in point:

It gives a malicious neighbour the opportunity to have a Council jobsworth pursue you on the neighbours behalf, with malice aforethought, and make your life an unwarranted hell, for what amounts to two or three years.

The jobsworth is not obliged to listen to what you reasonably have to say and automatically sides with the malicious neighbour in assuming that you are naturally in the wrong – even if you have never actually ever met that neighbour, your hedge is trimmed twice a year to a modest height, it is over 25 years old (planted long before this unjust law was even dreamed-up), is dead at the base and was there when you bought the house!

You will be falsely accused of 'wickedly planting the hedge deliberately and especially to annoy the neighbour', and sundry other off-the-wall 'crimes'. Jobsworth will stomp all around your garden, officiously 'inspecting' this and that, will tell you what you can and can't grow, and even demand to come into your home to have a further snooping session on the off-chance he can find something else to report to another agency.

The jobsworth will even blame you for the angle of the sun. And then threaten you with an ASBO!

This is despite the fact you have just been living quietly in your home, minding your own business, caring for your disabled relatives.

In order to get said malicious neighbour and Council jobsworth off your back you will probably have to take out a bank loan to unneccessarily pay for a commercial company to come in and officially cut your hedge, just to prove once and for all that it is now officially cut; for which hundreds of pounds you will have to find from your Carers Allowance to service the financial debt.

Net result:  the Council are judge, jury and executioner just on someone else's say-so; and two disabled people are unable to have their summer holiday and have a break from all this upset, because there is no money left from an already stretched budget. Your peace and quiet and your once pleasant garden have all been violated and tarnished – who wants to even see it from the window, let alone sit out there, now?

 

The ultimate irony is that you will probably be able to point out to the jobsworth that just over the boundary of your garden the Council land also has a Leylandii hedge – except that (unlike yours) their hedge has not been maintained in any way whatsoever, and is three or four times the height and breadth of yours, as the Council have not cut their own hedge, even once, for the past 16+ years…..

 

Why is this idea important?

This law/bylaw should be repealed immediately. Why? Case in point:

It gives a malicious neighbour the opportunity to have a Council jobsworth pursue you on the neighbours behalf, with malice aforethought, and make your life an unwarranted hell, for what amounts to two or three years.

The jobsworth is not obliged to listen to what you reasonably have to say and automatically sides with the malicious neighbour in assuming that you are naturally in the wrong – even if you have never actually ever met that neighbour, your hedge is trimmed twice a year to a modest height, it is over 25 years old (planted long before this unjust law was even dreamed-up), is dead at the base and was there when you bought the house!

You will be falsely accused of 'wickedly planting the hedge deliberately and especially to annoy the neighbour', and sundry other off-the-wall 'crimes'. Jobsworth will stomp all around your garden, officiously 'inspecting' this and that, will tell you what you can and can't grow, and even demand to come into your home to have a further snooping session on the off-chance he can find something else to report to another agency.

The jobsworth will even blame you for the angle of the sun. And then threaten you with an ASBO!

This is despite the fact you have just been living quietly in your home, minding your own business, caring for your disabled relatives.

In order to get said malicious neighbour and Council jobsworth off your back you will probably have to take out a bank loan to unneccessarily pay for a commercial company to come in and officially cut your hedge, just to prove once and for all that it is now officially cut; for which hundreds of pounds you will have to find from your Carers Allowance to service the financial debt.

Net result:  the Council are judge, jury and executioner just on someone else's say-so; and two disabled people are unable to have their summer holiday and have a break from all this upset, because there is no money left from an already stretched budget. Your peace and quiet and your once pleasant garden have all been violated and tarnished – who wants to even see it from the window, let alone sit out there, now?

 

The ultimate irony is that you will probably be able to point out to the jobsworth that just over the boundary of your garden the Council land also has a Leylandii hedge – except that (unlike yours) their hedge has not been maintained in any way whatsoever, and is three or four times the height and breadth of yours, as the Council have not cut their own hedge, even once, for the past 16+ years…..

 

Leylandii Hedge Law

This law/bylaw should be repealed immediately. Why? Case in point:

It gives a malicious neighbour the opportunity to have a Council jobsworth pursue you on the neighbours behalf, with malice aforethought, and make your life an unwarranted hell, for what amounts to two or three years.

The jobsworth is not obliged to listen to what you reasonably have to say and automatically sides with the malicious neighbour in assuming that you are naturally in the wrong – even if you have never actually ever met that neighbour, your hedge is trimmed twice a year to a modest height, it is over 25 years old (planted long before this unjust law was even dreamed-up), is dead at the base and was there when you bought the house!

You will be falsely accused of 'wickedly planting the hedge deliberately and especially to annoy the neighbour', and sundry other off-the-wall 'crimes'. Jobsworth will stomp all around your garden, officiously 'inspecting' this and that, will tell you what you can and can't grow, and even demand to come into your home to have a further snooping session on the off-chance he can find something else to report to another agency.

The jobsworth will even blame you for the angle of the sun. And then threaten you with an ASBO!

This is despite the fact you have just been living quietly in your home, minding your own business, caring for your disabled relatives.

In order to get said malicious neighbour and Council jobsworth off your back you will probably have to take out a bank loan to unneccessarily pay for a commercial company to come in and officially cut your hedge, just to prove once and for all that it is now officially cut; for which hundreds of pounds you will have to find from your Carers Allowance to service the financial debt.

Net result:  the Council are judge, jury and executioner just on someone else's say-so; and two disabled people are unable to have their summer holiday and have a break from all this upset, because there is no money left from an already stretched budget. Your peace and quiet and your once pleasant garden have all been violated and tarnished – who wants to even see it from the window, let alone sit out there, now?

The ultimate irony is that you will probably be able to point out to the jobsworth that just over the boundary of your garden the Council land also has a Leylandii hedge – except that (unlike yours) their hedge has not been maintained in any way whatsoever, and is three or four times the height and breadth of yours, as the Council have not cut their own hedge, even once, for the past 16+ years…..

Why is this idea important?

This law/bylaw should be repealed immediately. Why? Case in point:

It gives a malicious neighbour the opportunity to have a Council jobsworth pursue you on the neighbours behalf, with malice aforethought, and make your life an unwarranted hell, for what amounts to two or three years.

The jobsworth is not obliged to listen to what you reasonably have to say and automatically sides with the malicious neighbour in assuming that you are naturally in the wrong – even if you have never actually ever met that neighbour, your hedge is trimmed twice a year to a modest height, it is over 25 years old (planted long before this unjust law was even dreamed-up), is dead at the base and was there when you bought the house!

You will be falsely accused of 'wickedly planting the hedge deliberately and especially to annoy the neighbour', and sundry other off-the-wall 'crimes'. Jobsworth will stomp all around your garden, officiously 'inspecting' this and that, will tell you what you can and can't grow, and even demand to come into your home to have a further snooping session on the off-chance he can find something else to report to another agency.

The jobsworth will even blame you for the angle of the sun. And then threaten you with an ASBO!

This is despite the fact you have just been living quietly in your home, minding your own business, caring for your disabled relatives.

In order to get said malicious neighbour and Council jobsworth off your back you will probably have to take out a bank loan to unneccessarily pay for a commercial company to come in and officially cut your hedge, just to prove once and for all that it is now officially cut; for which hundreds of pounds you will have to find from your Carers Allowance to service the financial debt.

Net result:  the Council are judge, jury and executioner just on someone else's say-so; and two disabled people are unable to have their summer holiday and have a break from all this upset, because there is no money left from an already stretched budget. Your peace and quiet and your once pleasant garden have all been violated and tarnished – who wants to even see it from the window, let alone sit out there, now?

The ultimate irony is that you will probably be able to point out to the jobsworth that just over the boundary of your garden the Council land also has a Leylandii hedge – except that (unlike yours) their hedge has not been maintained in any way whatsoever, and is three or four times the height and breadth of yours, as the Council have not cut their own hedge, even once, for the past 16+ years…..