Neighbour's house extension, advice please.

  rickf 14:05 04 Mar 2019

My neighbour is having his house gutted and an extension built at the back which needs digging for a new foundation. We share a driveway to garages at back of house. His house is just short of 10ft away from mine. The rule of thumb is if it's 10ft or more then then is no potential threat of problems. His surveyor said it should'nt be a problem with subsidence as it's almost 10 feet away from mine. I have now been receiving letters from independent surveyors canvassing me if I want to have a survey done on my house to have proof of condition before work starts next door in case damage occurs subsequently. Should I take this up?

  Gordon Freeman 20:49 06 Mar 2019

I thought everyone knew about it.

I need to get out more; never needed, nor heard of it in my life, but thanks for explaining the reasoning behind it.

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