The 5 ft pile of rubbish came crashing through a Chingford neighbour's brick wall earlier this month

Rubbish pile crashes into garden

The mountain of bricks and rubble that knocked down the 5ft 5'in brick wall

The view of the rubbish over-flowing from her Tosi Maximin's kitchen window

Tosi Maximin feels exposed and unhappy to enter her garden until the wall is repaired

Immediately after the brick wall colllapsed

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Rubbish was piled so high due to a family’s dispute with a builder it crashed through a wall into a neighbour’s garden.

Debris from extensive building work at a property owned by Su and Tim Green in Hall Lane, Chingford, accumulated next to a border wall over the space of a year.

Soon after the pile of waste, including bricks and kitchenware, had risen above 5ft 5ins the wall gave way, sending waste tumbling into Tosi and Joel Maximin’s garden.

Describing the incident, Mrs Maximin said: "I was in the kitchen and I heard this al-mighty crash.
“I was completely stunned. So much so, it took a moment to kick in.

"They are very fortunate the wall and bricks did not seriously injure someone or kill me or my husband"

Mrs Maximin said she had approached the Greens on a number of occasions calling for the rubbish to be removed before the collapse.

But as the problem persisted, the relationship between the couples worsened.

The rubbish has now been cleared and Mr Green claimed the problem was caused by a dispute with his builder.

He said: "We were arguing about who should ensure the rubbish is cleared.

"However, when push comes to shove, it has all been removed and I've told my neighbours to contact their insurance company.

"These things happen and it was unfortunate it got to that stage. I was looking into ways of getting it removed before the wall collapsed and had received quotes to get a digger in.

"Luckily no-one was hurt.”

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1:25pm Wed 14 May 14

G_Whiz says...

Quote. "However, when push comes to shove, it has all been removed and I've told my neighbours to contact their insurance company!"

Nice swerve - So many bad, ignorant and selfish neighbours around!

Happy to see the families insurance premium go up because of his own stupidity and lack of effort!
Quote. "However, when push comes to shove, it has all been removed and I've told my neighbours to contact their insurance company!" Nice swerve - So many bad, ignorant and selfish neighbours around! Happy to see the families insurance premium go up because of his own stupidity and lack of effort! G_Whiz
  • Score: 27

2:01pm Wed 14 May 14

Jenny highams park says...

Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself!
Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself! Jenny highams park
  • Score: 23

8:42pm Wed 14 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself!
It appears they have had an extension built. They obviously were too tight to pay for skips and had this not come to light would have probably been dumped on the cheap in Epping Forest by some cowboy 'waste disposal' men.
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself![/p][/quote]It appears they have had an extension built. They obviously were too tight to pay for skips and had this not come to light would have probably been dumped on the cheap in Epping Forest by some cowboy 'waste disposal' men. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 11

9:04pm Wed 14 May 14

jackblack007 says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself!
i hope they have as good lawyer, because they'll need one. its gross negligence on their part
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself![/p][/quote]i hope they have as good lawyer, because they'll need one. its gross negligence on their part jackblack007
  • Score: 12

9:04pm Wed 14 May 14

jackblack007 says...

Jenny highams park wrote:
Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself!
i hope they have as good lawyer, because they'll need one. its gross negligence on their part
[quote][p][bold]Jenny highams park[/bold] wrote: Disgraceful! They should clearly pay for the wall to be fixed! What selfish ignorant people, their rubbish, their building work, they knocked the neighbours wall down and then expect the neighbour to pay and sort it out with their insurance and pay the access and then pay a premium! Disgusting!!!! You should be ashamed of yourself![/p][/quote]i hope they have as good lawyer, because they'll need one. its gross negligence on their part jackblack007
  • Score: 10

11:34am Thu 15 May 14

VillageIdiot69 says...

Looks like typical cowboy builders to me, we pay over £300 for a small load to remove rubbish from a site so you can see how expensive it can get if you haven't priced for it.
Looks like typical cowboy builders to me, we pay over £300 for a small load to remove rubbish from a site so you can see how expensive it can get if you haven't priced for it. VillageIdiot69
  • Score: 3

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