Property question - neighbour carrying out renovation work
Our neighbour is carrying our extensive renovation work to his house. Our front garden shares the exterior wall of his property.
He wants to repoint this exterior wall. This means setting up scaffolding on and allowing access to our property for three weeks. The scaffolding will block access to one side of our house. The work will also destroy our garden: to put up the scaffolding he will have rip out our shrubbery and the chemicals used for the pointing will kill off any remaining plants etc. in the surrounding boarders.
We’re seeking advice, but in the meantime, does anybody have experience with something similar? What are our rights are concerning:
Requesting compensation for damages to our garden and general nuisance?
Our insurance liability should one of the workers fall or be injured?
Obviously it’s an annoying situation but I think that as it is the wall of his property and it’s not shared by our house he has a right to carry our the work…
Thanks in advance.