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    Default Neighbours constructing a partition wall

    Hi,

    I, also, posted this question in the legal section, but I'm not sure if it is a legal one or not. Basically, a while ago (approx 6 months) our neighbours told us that they would be constructing a partition wall. They've starting building the wall today and have asked my husband, only two days ago, if he could contribute to half the cost.

    We are in no position to contribute at the moment, but my question is, do we have a legal responsibility to pay for half, if it's not anything we agreed to do?

    Many thanks,

    Tish

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    I'm no lawyer but I don't see how they have a leg to stand on. Not only that they certainly have gall starting the construction and then asking you to contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tish View Post
    Hi,

    I, also, posted this question in the legal section, but I'm not sure if it is a legal one or not. Basically, a while ago (approx 6 months) our neighbours told us that they would be constructing a partition wall. They've starting building the wall today and have asked my husband, only two days ago, if he could contribute to half the cost.

    We are in no position to contribute at the moment, but my question is, do we have a legal responsibility to pay for half, if it's not anything we agreed to do?

    Many thanks,

    Tish
    The answer is NO NO NO, if they want a partition wall they need to pay for it.

    Tell them that you don't want a partition wall, because it looks ugly, but if they want to build it they will have to pay for themselves.

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    What Ezequiel said!

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    Why are there two threads on the same subject?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel View Post

    Tell them that you don't want a partition wall, because it looks ugly...
    So funny. Sounds like we don't have any legal responsibilities. I've calmed down now. I just want to avoid any future legal claims about it. Life's full of surprises here.

    Thanks for your responses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezequiel View Post
    The answer is NO NO NO, if they want a partition wall they need to pay for it.

    Tell them that you don't want a partition wall, because it looks ugly, but if they want to build it they will have to pay for themselves.
    It looks ugly? For me it looks safe! When I bought my house in Santiago the fens in the back yard was only six cement block high, I turned it down and build a new one but this time I went up to fourteen blocks.

    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post
    Why are there two threads on the same subject?
    Your right, off with his head!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    It looks ugly? For me it looks safe! When I bought my house in Santiago the fens in the back yard was only six cement block high, I turned it down and build a new one but this time I went up to fourteen blocks.

    JJ
    Bachata the "It looks ugly part of my statement" it's just a polite way to tell their neighbor that they're not going to contribute a single penny to the building of the WALL.

    A wall won't stop nobody for breaking in if they wan to.

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