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Hello I am a lawyer with over 15 years experience. I will try to help you with this.
Are you the owner of a former council house and your neighbour is a council tenant? I am not entirely clear what you are seeking answers to here. Is there something you want to stop or an outcome you are seeking?
yes i am the owner of a former council house and my neighbour is a council tenant,
I would like to know where i stand do i have to let them put a gate up or can i say no leave it as it is
When you bought your house your solicitor at that time would have given you a property report and ths would have ibcluded detais lof any reserved rigths of access. It may even have soenthign specific about matibenanc of boundairs and the gate. If you still have this document you should check it.
It seems that they have started work and are digging on your property (are they digging on all the properties on the street?) already without any consultation with you. In practical terms there is little you will be able to do. If they cause damage or losses to you or if they cause a good deal of inconvenience then you may be able to bring an action in the small claims court for compensation. https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/overview I am not sure hat you are hoping for here isn't this the council doing work to improve teh ateet and you own property. I don't quite understand why this is a problem.
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