Given it's been so long wouldn't be tricky to explain why leaving it so long to go after the contractor? Odd that the neighbour didn't make the contractor sort it out at the time really.
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Some very balanced advice there.
Since the neighbour engaged the contractor who knocked the fence down I would assume that the neighbour is legally accountable.
I didn't mention the roof tiles landing on my doorstep, the killing of my bedding plants, the glass all over my pathway, the rubble landing on my car etc etc. Believe me, I have had many reasonable discussions with the guy.
My choices are either to forget it or try to bring a bit of misery to his life by going through the courts. Would be happy with a CCJ if it screws up his credit rating.
Do what you need if you want a bit of moral payback. Just don't let it take over and start dominating your life. These things have a tendency to become all-consuming. I know I've been there.
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