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the owners before us did not want to use the access so they closed the gate. They kept the two posts on either side of the door which is of concrete. The gate is made of fencing the same as the rest of the fence. Our neighbours claim we can't reopen the access. When they moved in and took down the fence at the end of their garden. We didn't mind as long as they allowed us access. However, we needed our builders to access and they were very difficult so we feel that if that's the way they behave we want the fence and access back. Is it true we can't re open the gate? To who does this path belong?
Can they restrict my access that I would have to ask permission first? Will they have to put up the fence again? Is this a common problem that the court has to deal with? And what has been the outcome in these cases in court?
Thank goodness I have never been or taken anyone to court. It sounds quite scary.I am only considering it in this case as they are the kind of neighbours who don't appreciate good relationship. For example they didn't allow us a surveyor for our party wall when they built an extension. I only would proceed if I know we can get access back properly. Which solicitor has won these cases in court? Who can you recommend? How much will a solicitor and court cost me? And how long is this process?
Ok, Thanks. Although it feels unfair to have to dish out so much money for something like this. What happens if they don't listen to the ruling? Does anyone check it out?
How can I keep all this communication? Or at least be able to review it again. Are you able to give me your contact details? Thank you very much. I will rate you Excellent.