Garden room overhang

This question is usually the neighbour asking but I’m getting stressed out. My builder has built my garden room so the roof over hangs the fence, only by a few inches in the corner but the rain water fall that way and if I get a gutter added it will be well over. The garden it over hangs house is empty but has just been sold, so I can’t knock and ask if they have an issue. Can I be made to take it down. I’ve spoken to the builder and he said it can’t be moved and he has never had a issue before.
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  • More photos added, we didn’t get a building warrant or anything 
  • Ayr_Rage
    Ayr_Rage Posts: 815
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    edited 19 November 2023 at 12:17PM
    Put yourself in your neighbour's shoes.

    Would you want it overhanging your property and dumping all the rainfall from the roof on your garden?

    They could insist you move it.

    Sounds like your builder is a bit of a plonker as there is plenty of space to avoid the issue in the first place.

    Did you actually look into the regulations for garden rooms?
  • MikeJXE
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    It looks simple enough to move a couple of inches to me, it just needs levering or dragging 
  • Grenage
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    As above.  Yes you could be asked to move it, and in their position I would do so.

    It can be moved; your builder just doesn't want to do it.
  • Was this a fixed-size kit, or bespoke?
    Just trying to work just how much of an idiot your builder is. 
  • sevenhills
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    MikeJXE said:
    It looks simple enough to move a couple of inches to me, it just needs levering or dragging 

    My shed is smaller, but it's screwed into the ground. Will this garden room be fixed to the ground?
  • Doozergirl
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    edited 19 November 2023 at 12:51PM
    FreeBear said:
    The builder should have left a decent gap al round to allow for maintenance if for no other reason.

    This!

    "builder" 😞

    How did they even manage to clad the back properly? 

    What is the front looking like? 
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
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    More photos added, we didn’t get a building warrant or anything 
    What about planning?  It looks like a relatively recently built development, in which case what you are doing may not be permitted development.

    +1 to the point about maintenance.  Wood will need maintaining, and there is no way of maintaining the back (and presumably the far side) without getting access via the neighbours gardens.

  • They classed the back before putting together, I asked if we could move it when he had only done the base and he said it took him 2 hours to level, it’s just on slabs so no ground screws! He has told me it will need painting every couple of year, I said how am I supposed to do the back, he said use a ladder and climb over the roof. It’s really not acceptable in my eyes but he is refusing to move it
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