Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
For now please let me know whether or not it is your wall or your neighbours that has strayed ?
I have no idea really but if my wall as strayed at the most 1ft what happens now after 33 years
Ok - well the land will always belong to the neighbour.
Therefore you have 2 options:
1) Move the wall back
2) Ask the neighbour if they will sign over the land to you and register it in your name.
Clearly there may be a fee to the neighbour for this.
But those are the two options.
I thought that under common law that if you had or your builder had strayed a little after all these years it would belong to you. As for moving the wall no chance I am now 75 years old. As for the neighbours there is no chance getting them to sign it over
You are thinking about adverse possession. The laws changed in relation to that. Now you need 10 years access and need to make a formal application to the Land Registry. The Land Registry will write to the true owner and give them an opportunity to object. If they do not object that land is transferred to you. If they do object the application fails.
Does that clarify the position?
well yes but not the answer I was expecting. Thanks
I am sorry as I know it wont be the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
It used to be 12 years and then you simply asked the land registry to change the land and they did. But sadly this process was altered a few years ago.
Does that assist you?
Just one more question about boundaries we have been in this house for over 33 years and the ones we are having a slight dispute with have been in their house about 7 years. I would have thought that any anomalies about the boundary would have been pointed out on their deeds when they bought the house. So they bought the house etc. as it is and not in retrospect. I would have thought that if they had any problems it would have been pointed out at the time of the sale.