Putting the new fence on the incorrect boundary line is not any kind of acquiescence.
The fence needs to have been in the wrong place for 10 years before the neighbour is allowed to apply for adverse possession. That period will include any previous occupiers periods.
If that is not the case, you need to object in writing now, so that the clock stops while you argue over the boundary.
Can I clarify anything for you?
With regard to what number 24 have to prove, yes, that is correct.
Your understanding about number 22 is also correct.
It’s very difficult to answer the question about part of the building 22 being enclosed within the fence without seeing a plan. I you able to attach a plan or photograph or sketch?
Incidentally, why don’t you just get the seller to sort this for you or use the anomaly as a reason to reduce the price?
Thank you. I gather that the lattice fence on the right-hand side of the photograph should line up with the “washing pole” and the corner of the building extension on the white house. This appears to be next door’s house, and you are buying the White House because you say that the property you would like to buy has been encroached on by the neighbour and the house in the main photograph appears to have encroached upon the land of the White House. Please tell me if my understanding is not correct.
Assuming that is the situation, it’s quite a good guide as to where the boundary should have been. It’s very difficult to say how long-standing the fence has been.
You need to get the Land Registry title plan to see that the boundary does indeed lineup or doesn’t line up with the corner of the extension to the White House. If it doesn’t, and on the land registry plan it appears as it is on the ground, there is no dispute. If however on the land registry plan lines up with the corner of the White House extension, it then just comes down to the adverse possession issue.
A boundary dispute like this, or a claim for adverse possession which is contested could easily cost between £10,000 and £20,000. It seems unlikely that you would get the price reduced by that much.
Hence, you are really impractical terms looking at how much that land is worth
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