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
Can I clarify anything for you?
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