What if my neighbour won’t foot the bill?
If your neighbour makes excuses or refuses to pay for the damage caused, your only available course of action will be to make a claim with your own home insurance provider, or to take your neighbour to court – which can be a costly, and turbulent, exercise.
In these instances, it’s worth considering the difference in price between solicitor’s fees and repairing the damage yourself. If it’s going to cost you substantially more to take your neighbour to court than it will to repair the damage, it may be in your best interests to pay for the repairs out of your own pocket. If the damage is extensive, then seeking legal advice is more likely your best bet.
A qualified solicitor will be able to advise you in terms of your chances of winning the case, and whether or not it will be worthwhile from a financial perspective to proceed.