I have the following scenario that may happen. My house has a zero-lot side with a neighboring house. So their property line starts exactly where my bricks end. However, there is a space of at least 4 feet between our two houses.
I am about to undergo a house remodeling exnesion, in which the whole back side of my house will be knocked down and a new one rebuilt using brick veneer. In order to properly tie-in the existing remaining brick to the new one, my contractor and masonry specialist will need access to their backyard.
I am doing eveything 100% legally as I have all the permits (already pulled from the DOB), and my contractor is fully licensed and insured.
What happens that if in order to properly complete this work (so it will get signed off by the strctural engineer and city inspector), and the neighbor refuses access to his/hers property in order to do so, is there a NYC DOB rule(s) or clause which force them to allow access in order so that this approved by BSA and DOB job gets completed?
I would agree to all stipulations that they ask for (escept money) like what hours to work, to fix and put back everything as it was, etc.
If anyone has comments or advice, I would really appreciate it.
I am in Park Slope, Brooklyn — don’t know if it matters.