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Hello, welcome to the website. My name is Tony, I can assist you with this.
The first thing to identify is whether he owns the land that you've built on. Do you accept that he does?
He states that he registered it in Jan 2013. The lease that he states he purchased does not clearly define the land at the side.
If he has registered it then does that mean we have to accept it?
No, you don't necessarily have to accept it. It might be that you were entitled to build because of some other legal principle, such as permission having been given perhaps, or the owner permitting it be built and not taking issue, hence they would be estopped from challenging you now. This is all down to the facts: but I doubt you would be able to rely on these principles. It's difficult for me to say as I know only a limited amount, but the more likely scenario I would have thought is that he might be able to challenge you building on his land, if you have done that.
We completed the build in 2006 when he was not the owner. Can he still make us pay as he wasn't the owner back then.
he is rally upping the anti now and has informed us that he has been to the council and checked the planning application stating that my partner lied on it as he stated we owned the land. As I have said we had been trying to establish who owned the land for many years and had a solicitor involved (he will not take this on as he states it is out of his remit as he is a conveyasing solicitor.
The owner is getting aggressive and has said that he will fence off the access to the drive and the back way onto our property. All this has happened over the course of the week end.
He can force you off the land if you have unlawfully built on it, even though you built on it when it was not his.