How close to property line can I build a house?

How close can you build next to the property line or a neighbor’s house?

Building Requirements

A common range that you are able to build structures varies between five to 15 feet from the property line. The tricky part of this range is knowing where your property line ends and where your neighbor’s property line begins.

Can my Neighbour build right to my boundary?

In general, your neighbour only has the right to build up to the boundary line (line of junction) between the two properties but there are circumstances when they can legitimately build on your land. You can give consent for them to build a new party wall and foundations on your land.

How close to my boundary can my Neighbour build?

How close to my boundary can my Neighbour build? Single story extensions to the side of your property to be no more than four meters in height and no wider than half the original size of the property. For those building a double extension on their property, you cannot go closer than seven meters to the boundary.

How close to the boundary can you build?

As a rule of thumb, a build that reaches 7.2 feet is considered acceptable and anything over that we do recommend speaking to your neighbour.

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What is the 45 degree rule?

The 45-degree rule is a common guideline used by local planning authorities to determine the impact from a housing development proposal on sunlight and daylight to the neighbouring properties. If you’re thinking of a home extension or a change to your home, and need some advice, get in touch!

Can my Neighbour remove boundary fence?

If it belongs to your neighbour, they are entirely within their rights to do whatever they wish with said fence. If, however, you are the fence owner, then nobody aside from yourself has the right to do anything whatsoever to your fence without your permission.

Do Neighbours have a right to light?

According to The Rights of Light Act 1959 (ROLA 1959), a neighbour can give this right to another neighbour or it can be acquired over time. For example, if a property has received daylight for at least the last 20 years, you are entitled to continue to receive that light.