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There is a plot of land that adjoins my back garden. It cannot

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There is a plot of land that adjoins my back garden. It cannot be accessed unless you cross my land, or the land of one of the neighbours. I have been maintaining it over around seven years, e.g. clearing leaves, painting the fence/wall etc. It is "fenced off" as if it were part of my land.

The owner wants to sell it to another neighbour.

Do I have any rights over the land?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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I am sorry to say no.

The law has changed in that you need the land for 12 years use.

You only have 7.

In the event that you did have 12 years then you would have to apply to the land registry for registration.

They would notify the owner who would be able to object.

If the owner objects then you do not get the land, if the owner did not object then you would get the land.

But you only have 7 years access, you need 12

I am sorry if this is not the answer you are looking for but based on what you have said, this is the legal position.





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