One TIKTOKER has claimed that their neighbor is demanding £250 a day as compensation when they build an extension.
We all have that annoying neighbor but this one in particular seems to top the list.
TikTok account @surreyonthemove posted a short clip showing that their neighbor demanded a few hundred quid in compensation while creating the extension.
The caption read, with a woman swearing in the background, “How did we feel when an outside neighbor demanded £250 per compensation while building our extension.”
When a user commented on how “petty” that was, @surreyonthemove replied: “It wasn’t even the tiniest thing he’s ever done.
“They called the fire services unnecessarily claiming they could burn with acid.”
“Are they legally entitled? I understand why neighbors bother to be fair but it’s rude,” replied the user.
@surreyonthemove wrote: “There was no legal basis or basis for their claim but they were trying their luck”.
He said neighbors also objected to the plan application and “pulled out their sentiments during party wall agreements”.
Users soon began to weigh in with their horror stories.
“The neighbors are the worst they keep denying our planning permission,” wrote one person.
“My neighbor is already thinking about giving me issues. I told him he can do his best to stop it,” posted a second.
“My neighbor demanded compensation for building a fence in my own garden on my land,” shared a third.
Posting on an online forum, he said that the workers broke down the fence and ruined four plants and bushes.
The damage also included a trench dug across the property line, and their garden furniture was moved as well.
The disgruntled resident found pieces of wood with “rusty nails” thrown around the garden.
“It was all done without telling us or asking permission to access our garden,” he said on his Post On Single Track World Forum.
“For lack of a better expression, I think the builder is a cowboy,” he said.
“Our neighbor has attempted to assuage my concerns, but what he has done so far means I cannot accept any verbal reassurances,” Post said.
Legal expert Nick Martin said that It is always best to settle disputes with your neighbor out of court. to save fees.
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) offers neighbors a mediation service for a fee, which is a good place to start if you find you can’t agree.