A retired couple were left raging after claiming that their 'nightmare' neighbour started extending his house onto their property.
Larry and Brenda Lott say they have been 'kept awake for a year' by the 'constant banging and drilling' of builders working next to their £650,000 home.
The elderly pair were made even more angry when it emerged their neighbour had built a roof over his patio area, that they say hangs over their fence into their garden.
They have say the local council are refusing to help as it is a 'private legal matter', leaving them with little choice but to consider moving after 28 years.
An extension has cut into their storage space and 'ruined' the home in Hampton, south west London, where the average price for a house is £638,000.
Larry and Brenda Lott say they have been 'kept awake for a year' by the 'constant banging and drilling' of builders working next to their £650,000 home
Homeowner Larry Lott points out what he claims is an incursion of his neighbour's extension onto his property in Hampton, south west London
They are devastated at the prospect of moving from their three-bedroom house in the leafy London suburb, known for the historic Hampton Court Palace.
Brenda, 76, said: 'We had a new neighbour move into the property almost eight years ago now, he is a Polish builder.
'It's a beautiful area and we always said hello in the morning but this is a step too far; he has taken some of our land.
'He has built a loft extension, which we were fine with a year ago, but this extension at the back goes into our property.
'We were accommodating at first, we've always got on so well with all of our neighbours, but this has become a nightmare.
'We only became aware when he started. He showed us the plans, which clearly show the extension going into our property.
The elderly pair claim their neighbour's patio roof hangs over their fence into their garden (a red dotted line, which they claim is the boundary line of their property)
The Lotts say the extension has cut into their storage space and 'ruined' the home in Hampton, south west London, where the average price for a house is £638,000
'Now there is banging and drilling every day for a year, it's affecting my health - it has really shot my nerves to