Thank you. this all began with a letter from the LR that was waiting for me on 21 January when I returned from a trip to Australia that began on 04/12/12 As my wife had passed away recently I needed to transfer all of her estate into my own name to keep up the Trust we had set up.
I therefore needed to "first register" the house, garden and retaining walls on my East and South sides - built pre 1862 - that keeps our flat plot and the neghbours to our West from being undercut by the water that historically comes down the sloping road to the East and then at its lowest point diverts down the sloping gardens of two houses to the East. The situation is that at the South eastern corner of my retaining wall (69m long) there is a ground difference of 4m in my favour between the gardens.
The land at the bottom of my garden was allways a nursery until two houses were built in 1902. It Too was considerably lower than mine as it had its own Eastern slope runoff. At this lower area the water sources combined and went down a valley heading South to the River.
I don't know if you were passed a copy of this letter with my file as it was e-mailed to Wingrovebuyer yesterday along with the 1862 and 1855 maps The letter is from Anthony Fielding at the Land registry and dated 23/01/13
Title number SL220014
Unfortunately the evidence is insufficient for the Land Registry to be in a position to make a note on the register. We will require written comfirmation from the proprieters adjoining the Eastern and Southern boundaries that the situation regarding the wall is as suggested in your letters. The adjoining properties are The Gables, Julian Road, Lymore cottage, Livesey Road, Rosedale, Livesey Road and 16 St Julians Avenue.
The ideal form of comfirmation would be a deed (with plan) signed by all parties but signed letters (with plans) by all the neighbours confirming the same would be acceptable. In this case notices might be served. Consideration would then be given to noting such evidence on the register
Please note that the first registration will be completed on Friday 8 February 2013 in the absence of the above imformation
It would appear to me that Mr Fielding has ignored our confrontational system of Justice and just wants to cut out all the dross of having a standard complainant v respondant situation overseen by a Judge/ Arbiter and prefers to be a French examining Magistrate.
While fantisysing like that what is the point in presenting any evidence for the phantom complainants when you can have the defendant destroy his finances and credibility by paying to have his neighbours take what they want.
The Gables, a detached house appeared in the Valley to my East in 1926, some 64 years after my house was first indicated on a map
Lymore Cottage - which is a detached house with a large detached cottage made from a two storey garage with a huge Oak and glass porch - which borders the end of the Gables garden which is several metres longer than mine - appeared circa 1970, some 108 years after mine was built. Rosedale (which is in St Julians Avenue) and number 16 St Julians Avenue were built in 1898 / 1902.
Number 16 has its own boundary fence built a foot inside their garden and thus away from the retaining wall. In 1986 when I moved into my house I ran a wooden fence along the top of the whole of of my Southern wall primarily to Rosedale and my lower neighbours from burglars who traditionally used my garden to gain access to the houses in St Julians Avenue . It didn't hurt that we moved in with 16 St Bernards kenneled in a stable at the bottom of the garden.
I would welcome your suggestions as with my brain damage I might tend to go for the complaint approach.
If not The LR letter reads verbatim.- having crossed over with some OS maps/ photographs sent by my solicitor, who doesn't do contentious matters.