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No one else but us have used this land.
We have permission to park one car.
No one has ever objected.
I accept they own the land.
Have we any rights, considering we have used this land for 16 years? The owner lives in the same road and must know about me. My husband has spoken to the women and warned her about the dust the builders might create when doing the pointing.
You acquire no rights I am afraid if you parked there with permission however long you have done it for, sorry.
It is 20 years without consent or objection to acquire an easement and 10 years to acquire adverse possession.
They can give you reasonable notice to quit and there is nothing you can do based on the facts that you give.
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Yes, we are told we have a right to park one vehicle, our car, but evidently we cannot park anything else on their land without consent, which we didn't know we had to have for parking our caravan out back and also to deck over the garden to suit my needs. These areas have always been in use by ourselves since living in our property for 16 years. There has never been any complaint about this up until now for some reason or other.
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