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    nightmare regarding skip

    This is a right pain in the rear for me

    as you know i bought a house that needed alot of work done to it so the time has come for the garden to get sorted

    Now i have chopped down loads of bits of trees and old fences ect and now i am clearing an area for a shed however i need a skip big time

    But i dont have a driveway to put it yet and i live on a very bad bend so it would be garenteed that some nob would come flying round the bend and right into it

    i have considered removing the area of hedge where the driveway will be going and get the driver to put it in the side garden but i aint sure if they would do this
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    I cant see why they wouldn't, as long as the lorry can drive up to it easily and the ground is fairly level, ie no 45 degree inclines

    Best bet is to ring around the companies and explain your situation

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    Round here the skip guys will put it wherever you want. When my gran's house was being renovated, the skip was inside the house. Lorry reversed through the hole where the porch used to be.
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    side garden in question




    and where the shed will be going


    as you can see its a bit of a mess

    oh and i found this little chap under my front steps
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    Dont you have to get a permit to put a skip on a public road anyway?

    Dont see a problem putting it in the front section of garden, they can basically drop them near enough anywhere.

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    Don't even think you'd need to take the hedge down. All the skip drivers I've ever had deliver have put it anywhere you want, and they're usually very good drivers!!
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    rip out your hedge and stick it in. they will do it as long as they have access should be fine.

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    bear in mind you can also hire "mini skips" now about half size of a regular skip, should fit on your lawn - check the yellow pages and call around.

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    I've just hired a midi sized skip - £96 bleedin quid - WOW

    The delivery notes states this :

    "Where the driver is directed to deposit or pick up the skip on or from a site which is off the highway the owner shall be under no liability whatsoever to the hirer for any damage howsoever caused whilst the vehicle is off the highway."

    So the driver will put the skip anywhere you want provided he deems it to be safe, and if he knocks down a wall in the process you pay to reinstate the wall, if he damages his lorry while knocking down the wall you pay to repair the lorry.

    You do also need permission from the local Council if you want the skip put on the road (Highways Act 1971).
    It is only when the last tree is felled, the last animal killed and the last fish hauled from the sea that we will realise we can't eat money.

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    Just a technical point - the term on the delivery note is not actually enforceable under the Unfair Contracts Terms Act. You cannot limit liability to this extent, otherwise the driver could knock down your house and you'd have to pay
    It is only when the last tree is felled, the last animal killed and the last fish hauled from the sea that we will realise we can't eat money.

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