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Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by checkmate, 6 May 2016.

  1. checkmate

    checkmate

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    I do have deliveries like blocks as and stuff but I've arranged all to be delivered in front and will take at back by hand or fill up car and go round. Don't plan to do any delivery at back now. I have been very calm. They have sworn at me all sorts and I've jus been very
    calm to not increase tesion.
     
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  3. DaveHerns

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    Maybe they're jealous . Don't let it get you down
     
  4. mattylad

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    It looks like they are just putting 2 & 2 together to arrive at "it must have been his delivery wagon that did it".

    And did what? those ramps upto garages look like they were badly done in the first place, just laid concrete and in a thin wedge at the point where it joins the back road.

    Either way, its not your problem - its the suppliers delivery method - its upto them to asses the road being fit for purpose and to not cause any damage - not you.

    If the garage that wont open has no visible signs of damage then that too is nothing to do with you - perhaps they heard about the other one claiming against you and thought they would have some of that too. It could just be coincidence that their motor broke or that it was already old, badly maintained and broken anyway.

    "Take a hike" words would be in mind.

    P.S. you can get plans from the land registry at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/land-registry do NOT use any other link as there are scam sites - it costs £3 for the deeds, no more.

    Also are there any weight limit signs at the ends of the back road? doubt it.

    Please show a photo of the exact damage - both in close up and stood back a bit so the damage and the surrounding area can be seen.
     
  5. DeadBeat

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    i dont mean to go on, but weight limits and plans are irrelevant, its not his problem to sort out, again, point them to the delivery company / supplier and leave it at that.
     
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    Exactly - they're just trying it on - if they send you a summons to small claims just turn up, state you received a delivery by xyz company and were not driving the lorry, nor did you make any instructions as to how the delivery was made.
     
  7. KenGMac

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    Prior to you admitting any sort of Liability, you MUST NOT !!!, you were not either the owner or driver of this builders vehicle that it is claimed has caused absolute mayhem in this service road.

    All that your complaining neighbours need to present to you, and more especially to the owner / operator is that the builders lorry has occasioned the damage to not one but now two properties, how many more???

    The Complainants will have to prove, without any doubt whatsoever that this builders lorry actually occasioned the implied damage, as previously any CCTV Surveillance camera footage, or? here is an interesting thought? what about any camera footage that the Owner of the builders lorry may hold? if the truck had a Dash-Cam its footage may be available??

    As I see it.
    1/. Were you driving the Vehicle that it is being claimed to have occasioned this damage?? --- NO
    2/. Do you own / operate the vehicle that has it is being claimed occasioned this damage??-- NO

    How can your neighbours be threatening you, when you had no control whatsoever with the way the vehicle was being d

    Can anyone please tell me how these neighbours have any claim on this O/P when the O/P was not in control of, or the owner of the vehicle that has occasioned the implied damage to two properties?

    I am of the opinion that the complainants should seek recompense from the actual owner / operator / Driver of the vehicle that has caused their [Implied] damage.

    Ken.
     
  8. It'll be interesting to see what the builder says, but I suspect it might be worth making an offer to repair the "damage" as a gesture of goodwill, without admitting to any liability. All the builder will do, is to cut out the damaged section, and stick some more concrete in it. Sorry, did you or your builder arrange for the lorry, as this would be the main person for your neighbour to claim against. I suspect the other neighbour is trying it on, and has no witness, but might get someone to back him up, so take some pictures yourself before the damage to his door becomes real. He'll need to send you a letter before he takes you to court, then you can reply and tell him you have photographic evidence to refute the case if it does come to the small claims court - which I doubt it will. When you next renew your household insurance, make sure you take out legal cover.
     
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    If the OP told the delivery company to use the access despite them saying it wasn't suitable, then he might have a liability.
     
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    checkmate, Hi again.

    Wondering how it is going? more alleged damage occurring by the day??

    One other path to consider is to have your complaining neighbours intimate Insurance Claims to their respective Companies, all Policies have so called "Impact Damage Cover" which can be from a vehicle, animal, [that one amuses me?] or from falling objects, [I await with bated breath the meteor impact damage claim]

    I would not under any circumstances admit any sort of Liability whatsoever, if I were in your position, Politely inquire of the two complainants to provide you with proof, no proof no claim! If they prevaricate point them in the direction of their own Insurer, the Builder and the Carrier who is alleged to have occasioned the damage, both of whom will have Public Liability Insurance. Let the complainants deal with the Liability Insurer [good luck with that!!!]

    If you do admit any sort of Liability at all then the flood gates will open and every second home owner who has access to the roadway will be on to you for now, and evermore. It is amazing how good news spreads and the crappy old concrete runway right at the end of the access road suddenly finds similar damage and you are looking at several claims against you, personally!!, if you admit to one the rest pile in.

    Ken
     
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    thanks for all your advice, luckily no response or feedback from any neighbours so far, so maybe they were tying to try it on and see if can fall in there trap...I think i did mistake by saying ill get builders to repair one concrete ramp (to be in there good books) that i started getting others.

    I am just assuming they tried to try it on with me and failed. Guess i can relax now (maybe)
     
  13. If you've offered to get the builders to make the repair, then I suspect he'll come back at some stage, but hopefully the others will give up. The lesson here, is never admit liability till you've had time to think about it. Best of luck though.
     
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    How would you feel if it happened to you? if it happened to me I would make there life very unpleasant if they refused to fix any damage, after all you probably directed the builders up the lane.
     
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    what a load of rubbish, so a taxi bangs your car in the street and its the fault of the guy who called the taxi? he asked them to come to his house, it must be his fault!

    The UPS guy delivering a parcel next door runs over your flower bed on the way, better get next door to pay, how dare he order parcels to his house!

    grow up, delivery drivers fault end of.
     
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    What the OP didn't tell any of you was the 'type' of vehicle the builders were using, exclusive pic here

    :)
     
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    But you are liable if you are the contracting party. If you contract a builder and he causes damage to your neighbour and vanishes you have to pay for the repairs. The neighbour recovers damages from you and it's your job to persue the builder. This is why it's vital to make sure the builder has 3rd party insurance before undertaking an extension.
     

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