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Is ownership of the shared access strictly relevant? Is the issue not whether they are blocking the shared rights of access, and by doing so, are in breach of the terms of any document granting those rights of access?
Hi Tony, I agree shared access is not strictly relevant, however, they are choosing to block the rights of access and having spoken to them this evening, was informed I have no rights as the area falls within their property. Would our local authority have a copy of the agreed plans that I could access, or will I need to get my deeds out of safe deposit and look at those. Why do planners agree to this type of driveway knowing there could be possible disputes!
Okay. what you need to do is get the document that grants the shared rights and work out exactly what it allows them/you to do. The plans for property, and documents like this, are kept at HM Land Registry (www.landreg.gov.uk) and you can download them for a small fee (£4).
Sometimes, there are little alternatives due to the space available etc., to have shared access rights.
But I take your point, it's a pain people could live without!
Many thanks for your comments. I will contact the Land Registry and take it from there.