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This is covered by the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992
You do have to let them come onto your land to effect maintenance.
But really this should be pre-arranged and agreed dates/times etc.
You do not need to commit to writing but, I would ask them just to confirm in writing the dates they want it up and the times the work will be carried out
Please remember this is your neighbour so you are trying to keep on good terms, because one day you may also need help
So the Act says you should allow access. It should not specify what dates/times.
So that is a matter between the parties. But try and be reasonable about times.
I would say no earlier than 8am and no later than 5pm Monday-Friday
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
It is already done, but not within the verbal agreement, unfortunately. We are trying to be reasonable, but the work manager on site does not seem to plan his work ahead. Therefore we are concerned that IF they need to make drainage for the barn, which they have mentioned, and this will be on our side of it, they will begin to dig without consulting us
Yes. You just need to put this in writing and make your consent conditional that you need to be advised.
Does this help?
yes thank you and we will look up the Act. We do not want to be in dispute here.
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