I bought a property in May 2013 and today I went to use a disused toilet as a log store and found it had an item belonging to my neighbours in it. When I asked if they wanted it as I wanted to use this building now they said it was a shared building and not mine. It is clearly within my land registry plan dated 1997 and given to me at the time of the sale but they produced a written document dated 1968 that says they have shared rights of it. This would no doubt have been when the toilet was the only toilet for all three cottages at the sight. Is it solely mine or do they still have rights? Thank you.
Hi...there is nothing about it in my deeds so the issue was never raised by my solicitor. The first I knew about any issue of sharing it with my neighbour was now, almost 5 months after purchasing the property. It hadn't been used by either of us in that time to my knowledge. As far as I was concerned it was just an old disused toilet building on my land. Incidentally, there is no longer a toilet or water connection to it. I will have to ask them if I can see the document again for the exact wording. I will try tomorrow for this.