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Passage is from my title - pulled from Land Registry site this morning along with the plan.
Should have also said - title plan clearly shows we own a portion of the private road that runs along our southern border between our house and his. A wedge of the road is ours - and the right of way marking is on that bit of road - presumably showing that others have right of way down the private road even though we own that segment of it. This diagram is from the deeds...
The works we are doing - are building an orangery (a permanent conservatory integrated with the main house) at the back of the house. This is some way from the edge of the property (estimate about 10m) - ie is not close to the border or to their property (which is the other side of the private road).
Ours is silent on that other than the passage I included originally. the neighbour who is complaining to us is the one south/south east of us (ie directly below us on the plan I attached. He believes he owns the all of the private road segment between our properties which our deed suggests he doesn't.
We believe our neighbours on the right of us on the plan have a similar segment of the private road on their deeds. Our understanding from our solicitors when we moved in (10 years ago) was that the intention was that every property both north and south of the private road owned a segment of the road - but that road was a right of way (hence the blue on our segment) so that all the people on the south side can access their property (its the only way they can get in to their property). Those of us living on the north of the private road all access our properties from the road to the north.
His main argument was that he owns all the land on the private road adjacent to our border. I think our title plan clearly shows that is not the case. So I assume I can show him the plan and assert that his claim to own that segment of road in its entirety is incorrect?