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Have you checked your deeds to see who owns it please?
They are both old council houses and as such the deeds just show a right of access. I have a copy of our house plan and our neighbours and it is not shown that either of us own it.
Have you checked to see if the Council still own it?
The tell me that don't own any pathways except along the road.
Have you asked if the Council still own it?
The person I spoke to this morning says they don't but he was only from customer services.
OK - you need to write formally to the Council
If you dont own the alley and your neighbour does not, someone must!
But ask the Council
If they do not own it you need to write to the Land Registry
You need to complete this form:
The Land Registry will search and tell you who owns it
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Irrespective of that if we have erected the fence around our lands is he able to attach anything to it.
Its your fence he cant attach or damage it at all, this would be criminal damage
Does that help?
So we are within our rights to remove the planks. Also will I get a copy of this to my email so I can show my husband or do I print this page.
Once you rate the format changes so you can copy and paste or come back to the answer at any time
Does that clarify everything for you?
I think so I will contact the council and the Land Registry to get everything clarified am I allowed to come back when I receive everything or will it be a new question.
If its within 7 days on the same subject you can come back to this or over that period or a new subject it needs to be a new question - site rules I am afraid!
Thats fine - Thankyou for your help it has put my mind at rest.
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