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Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX would you be able to advise me if I

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Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX would you be able to advise me if I would be allowed access across a small plot of land by the side of my house and my fence ? The plot belongs to a lady 3 doors down from mine , when the estat was finished there was silly plots of land around the estate,so they gave them to people around the estate even though it's no wear near there house or garden !!! Iv lived here for 20 years and know one has ever done anything with this plot so it's just a mess !! Iv asked the lady if I could buy it just so I can have access out of my garden once iv built on , She wants to much for it , so would I be able to just walk across it with out buying it ? It really gets me down as people think we own it as its next to our fence ,Its not been touched for 20 years !!! Its 19ft x 16ft iv asked her a few times nicely if she would tidy it ? But she just says she is to ill ? Please can anyone help me ? Lynn
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.

My name is XXXXX XXXXX am happy to assist you with your enquiry.

I am afraid that unless your Deeds grant you a right of way over this land (you may wish to check your Deeds) then you are not permitted to use it for access purposes.

The only long term action you can take is to start using it as a means of access, and provided you continue using it for 20 years (yes, twenty years), without disruption or objection from the true owner, then you acquire a legal right to carry on using the access after the 20 years has passed.

I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position.

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