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Hi I have a parking scenario, that unfortunately involves a bit of neighbourly fall out! I've just purchased the house next door. It's an end of a row of 3 terrace houses and has a parking space alongside it (now owned by me). Next to the parking space is an entrance to a mews. The owner of the entrance / bungalow directly behind, has put up some metal barriers at the boundary point between his and my land.(Imagine a 6M x 3M rectangle, approx one third is my land and the other two thirds his - please see pic below. The skip is where a car is normally parked) The barriers mean I can't open the door to my car - so effectively can't park there. The parking space has been there for 20 plus years. Fyi, the neighbour's anger is about development of the house and a new dormer - which has all been done under permitted development. I have invited the neighbour to come and see the new loft spaceand tried to explain/show how his property is already overlooked, so think it's more perception rather than reality. There is also a major development happening behind all of us - so he's getting it from all sides. I do sincerely ***** ***** best way to deal with this and live reasonably happy ever after, is if we do try and have a sensible and reasonable conversation. But I only think this is possible when I know where I stand or rather can park from a legal perspective! Many thanks in anticipation of your help Kind regards Peter
Thanks again Tom
Luckily the previous owner of 5 Bristol Gardens is a friend....and has moved just around the corner. We happily coexisted as next door neighbours since we moved in to No 7 Bristol Gardens in 1999.
Fyi we purchased the property on Jan 5th 2015 from Sue who in turn purchased it in Oct 1995 - so in theory short of 20 years by 10 months. Would this be a problem?
Re drawing up an Easement by Prescription - is this something you could do independent of the current advice you're giving?