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Anyone visiting The Old School (my house) and Glen Cottage (the neighbours). The main access to The Old School is via this drive, and has been for decades.
I haven't got measurements to hand - the drive is the length of both houses. The amount the neighbours are encroaching is only c16cms; but this would give them leeway to move a small gate at the f ront of my house. This has already been moved once, to their satisfaction (they would not allow the posthole for gatepost to be re-inserted in drive, where the old one had been).
My answers have disappeared into upper part of form: do you have them, please (I'm not expert with dealing with computers).
The strip of land the neighbours are claiming is 6" wide (it was laid when imperial measurement was standard), in the form of kerbstones, which are distinctive from any other materials used in the drive: thus defining the edge of The Old School path, which is at a slightly different physical level from the drive itself; the level of this path also continues into the yard at the back of The Old School. The previous owner of Glen Cottage, the Nawton Tower Estate, was quite explicit about where the boundary fell, between the school path and the drive.
Thank you for that.
Am I right in thinking that in common law, which I assume this comes under, if my neighbours refuse to cooperate, they can do that; that there is nothing to compel them to cooperate: so they can effectively do what they like unless I'm prepared to spend thousands? So, despite having evidence that the boundary is not where they are now claiming, there is effectively nothing I can do unless willing to spend thousands?