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If you own the land then you can widen it
You do not need any permission
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
I am not sure who owns the land, land registry is very vague. Is there anything to stop my neighbour erecting a wall on her property even if it blocks our access
Yes. If you have 20 years then you have a prescriptive right of way and it cant be blocked
Does that help?
I have only lived here years but the previous occupants were her so someone who lived in this house has always had the right of way to use the rear access to the left
Ok, as long as there has been 20 years access over the years that is all that matters
So we can widen our entrance as much as we like?
Yes you can, if you own the land.
That helps but what if the neighbour chooses to park her car on her property blocking our access? She has sent me a lengthy e mail which I can copy on to you via my hotmail account
No thats ok. Then you can get a Solicitor to write a letter and explain there is a prescriptive right of way that has been established 20 years and that they can not block it. If they do you will seek an injunction and they will be responsible legal costs
Thank you so much. If it gets to the stage where we need a solicitor could we request your help?
Sadly site rules do not allow me to represent you, as much as I would like to
Can I clarify anything else ?
Is it legally acceptable that we use the fact that the previous owners had used the access years before we bought the property? If so then we have rights over both left right access as I know that they used both sides.
Unless its in the deeds you need to have 20 years use to establish a right. That is not just you, but previous owners.
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