Yes, I believe that was the term used although I was quoted a twelve year period. Does this refer to the period over which I have been cultivating and maintaining it ( i.e. the last 20 years plus) while it had been a sort of addition to the verge which they do mow from time to time ( it lies back from this and has not been mown) or the period which follows formal enclosure?
Having occupied it for nearly 30 years could I now formally enclose it and also register it. If so, who do I have to register it with ? The Council or the Land registry or both?
Oh dear, that is bad news Jo, and I'll have to give it more thought. Thank you for your answer. Will be happy to rate your answer but not clear whether if I do this query ends as rating box implies this so off to ruminate about the problem and consult with friends and back to tie things up with rating etc on this soon.
Thank you Jo, not keen to do something illegal and a pity previous advice had not realised the exception of Crown land etc but very glad I consulted you and will rate your advice as excellent ...the box leading to this does however say 'Rate to Finish' so makes it look final. How long will the thread remain open?
Am going to talk the situation over with my neighbour. I don't feel the council will care one way or another and I could look into buying it again but he needs to be happy about it too. Maybe they'd do us a boundary change job lot?
Thanks Jo ,
Have now actually checked the map registered with my deeds and it shows BOTH situations which is odd in itself. i.e. The fence line running along all four properties as being in a straight line and the detailed drawing which came later which shows a recessing of two of the back boundaries and proposed landscaping - two trees and shrubbery, which never happened.
Not able to discuss it with my neighbour yet but maybe grounds for a small boundary shift? If I put the new fence back where it was originally shown it's maybe worth taking a chance and then moving it if the later plan means legally I have to. Weird that both positions are shown on the registered land deeds though and no-one queried this discrepancy ...not even me!