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When we purchased the house, our solicitor informed us that we had access to our garage via the tarmac road. I believe we have an insurance policy which confirms this access. Our neighbours would most definitely not show us any evidence of their ownership but we could check this I suppose. Our solicitor did a lot of work on the boundary /land registry details at the time of our purchase. We have all the paper deeds relating to our house. Is this all the info you need to answer my original question?
It's a bit difficult to explain without seeing it so sorry for any confusion. We still have access down the tarmac to our garage although it will mean that no further skips can be delivered as the fence would make the tarmac access road too narrow. We can work round this although it will make matters a bit awkward when we come to do the garden at the rear. The access is not really the issue here as he cannot deny us access down his tarmac road - it is the plan of my neighbour to erect a fence directly next to my boundary wall. I want to know if there is any legislation that says there is a minimum distance away from my boundary wall that he can erect his fence. He has sprayed markers where I believe he plans to put the fence posts and they are near enough (but not quite) touching my boundary wall. My wall may need to be repaired or replaced in the near future and if he puts this fence right up to my wall, it will make any wall repairs very awkward to do. Do you think I am making his pettiness into something it isn't? He has a real issue over his tarmac which is in fact crumbling and in a poor state of repair. He reminds me and every workman working on my property on a near daily basis that he owns the tarmac. The proposed erection of a fence will not benefit him in any way but will just make life a bit more difficult for myself and the other residents of his terrace. Quite a few residents have landrovers and larger cars and making the tarmac access road narrower by the addition of a fence will make access difficult but not impossible. I think it's a control / power thing for him.