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What do your deeds say, that you have reasonable access or words to that effect?
Our deeds are in safe keeping with Nationwide Building Society. I cannot readily access them, I would have to get them released and sent to us (or made available for collection to a Nationwide branch). No idea how long that process would take.
Ok - you should have reasonable access
This means they can't restrict it in any way
So if you discuss with them and they refuse, you can seek mediation
This is where an independent person tries to broker an agreement.
It is cheaper than going to Court
If it does not work sadly all you can do is go to Court and enforce your rights
They can't restrict or limit access
But of course that could be costly and you don't really want to fall out with your neighbour
So discussion or mediation is the best option and everyone remains on talking terms
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hi Alex. Thnak you for your information and thoughts. Do you think it would be worth our while getting the deeds from Nationwide or they unlikely to add much to the equation.
I would try talking to the neighbour first, that may resolve matters for you
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Alex - Thank you. My wife has suggested our District Council might be worth approaching for any information there might be on restrictive covenants which could affect right of neighbour to allow caravan parking on shared driveway. Is wife's suggestion worth following up?
Yes its worth a shot, you have nothing to lose.
Unless I can help further I wish you a good weekend, or whats left of it
Alex - same thoughts for you. Thanks again, you have been helpful. DM..
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