I have to assume that the land, as such, is "owned" by the Lessor and my daughter is the lessee of the flat above his shop. However, she has a totally self contained entranceway (covered step leading to her own front door), which is immediately to left of the shop window. The owner (Lessor) parks his van in front of his shop (presumably on what would have previously been the front garden area) but frequently blocks or restricts clear access to the entranceway of my daughters flat, often to the point where she has to squeeze around the lessors vehicle to enter or leave her flat. This, by itself, would surely constitute a hazard in the event of her having to get out of the flat quickly, say in the event of a fire.
That's a pretty anodyne response. I was hoping that you might have known if the LL was contravening any "right of access" or Health and Safety legislation, by blocking or restricting her ability to access or more importantly leave the building in the event of a fire or similar emergency. I've manage to uncover the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and believe he may be in contravention of the following clauses...
14.—(1) Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons, the responsible person must ensure that routes to emergency exits from premises and the exits themselves are kept clear at all times.
(2) The following requirements must be complied with in respect of premises where necessary (whether due to the features of the premises, the activity carried on there, any hazard present or any other relevant circumstances) in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons—
(a)emergency routes and exits must lead as directly as possible to a place of safety;
(b)in the event of danger, it must be possible for persons to evacuate the premises as quickly and as safely as possible;