Posted: 21/01/2017 at 19:12
KT - my new fence is actually vertical boards with inch gaps between to allow for our South West winds so yes, in a way, I could unscrew a couple of boards to access the drain but to what purpose ? I do that one day, re screw the boards, neighbour turns it round again the next day......, ad infinitum. That area is part of my garden and I want to finish planting it up without having to keep clumping back and forth.
My final plea to my neighbour was to say exactly what you have said - my fence will not be happy to be drenched with water every time it rains. I won't be quite as rude as to say what his response was other than it went along the lines of Tough Shit.
Like many of the responses, the first thought is " Block the drain" and see what happens. Just a few minutes thought and you realise that if you do that, the drain pipe will blow off the fitment from the gutter and decant the water straight into my paved area and hence into my kitchen.
It is always difficult to describe exactly how things are and I am aware that asking advice on the Forum has always to be mitigated with things on the ground.
If I appear to be a bit of a Wimp, I'll just say that I had my car vandalised recently to the extent it was written off.......you can probably appreciate that I don't want to invite trouble,
The point of my original query was " is there a legal way to deal with this ?" Hopefully there is and I will be able to sort it.
Again, thanks to all for your input