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may I clarify when you refer to a gentleman's agreement, would I be correct to conclude this means you have in the past parked on the lane with the permission of the owner of the lane please?
thank you. If you have a parking on the lane with the permission of the landowner, this operates as something known as a licence. In other ways, a right which can be withdrawn by the landowner either at any time or under the terms agreed if different under the licence.
Unfortunately, a licence is quite different to that of a legal right or easement. The licence operates with the permission of the landowner and as discussed above, can be withdrawn unlike an easement which cannot. It is possible to claim an easement through long use if you can demonstrate that for a continuous period of 20 years or more, you have exercised a particular right without secrecy, payment or permission but from what you describe, you would not satisfy any of these three conditions.
As to what you say, being a licence, unfortunately by extension this entitles the landowner to withdraw permission and in those circumstances, unless you can demonstrate that in the past, a previous owner has exercised the right to Park as a right under the above three conditions, I cannot see any basis on which you could seek to claim a prescriptive right to continue to Park on the lane I regret the course there is nothing to stop you potentially agreeing similar arrangements with any new owner
quite so. You would need to establish that some previous owner of the property parked on the lane for 20 years or more without seeking permission, payment or doing so secretly in order to be able to potentially claim a right in this respect
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