wingrovebuyer : Hello. Not doing anything now wouldn't prejudice the existence of your easement, but a court might question why you hadn't a ted sooner if a dispute arises, so it is best to deal with now. If the easement isn't noted on the deeds to next door, that shouldn't matter, mess it was a failure n your predecessor's part. I very much doubt it will be missed off, as it seems the properties have been sold around the same time as a development? You can check by using Land Registry's website - go on to it and use Check who own a Property, from which you can enter the address and then download the title register and plan to next door. This will cost £6 in total.
wingrovebuyer : If you can get the neighbour to accept you have these rights and that they are impeding them, you can tell them that you will tolerate the obstruction until you get a car but that they must not mode access when you do. Make sure this is in writing, and say that despite this you can demand the obstruction is removed at any time.
wingrovebuyer : If you had to ask them to move cars each time you wanted access, this would not be legally acceptable. It is unreasonable to expect you to do this.
Would you mind just correcting a couple of typos! Where you've written "mess it was a failure on your predecessor's part" and "that they must not mode access when you do". One final question just for clarification - although I don't own my own car at the moment I assume that my right to pass with vehicle doesn't only apply to me driving - I can pass in someone else's vehicle as a passenger? However does this right apply to any visitors who may come to my house?
wingrovebuyer : Sorry. iPad can be a pain! "Mess" = "unless". "Mode" = "block".
wingrovebuyer : The right applies to you, your guests and licensees. Accordingly, it doesn't have to be you driving the car, but anybody with your permission. Hope this helps.