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From my work as a trustee of a church building, we discovered some time ago that the building was not registered with the land registry. This meant that theoretically someone could claim ownership of the premises and land and deny us access unless we registered the premises.
It would appear that a similar situation could happen to our road and we could be denied vehicular access.
Please could you confirm if this is correct and if the residents can register ownership of the land and if we then have legal responsibilities with regard to upkeep etc
Thanks for that answer Jo.
My follow up question to this is as follows:
We are surrounded by council parking schemes which causes unwanted parking in our road. The council won't do anything to help but has said that we can do what we like to control parking.
We are currently looking at a warden controlled scheme set up and run by a well known national firm. The cost is reasonable and many of us are minded to go ahead with the scheme.
Are there legal aspects to this that residents should know about?
The Assistant Treasury Solicitor put a disclaimer in the London Gazette in Dec 2009 stating that he 'hereby disclaims the Crown's title (if any) in the property.
Am I correct in assuming that legal insurance that I have with my house insurance would give me cover if any one tried to sue if they decided that poor pavements etc caused an accident?