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My neighbour has a shed which occupies the full width

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Hello. My neighbour has a shed which occupies the full width of their garden and encroaches over my property line by about 6 inches. I was in dispute (verbally) with the previous owners but they sold the house in 2012. The shed was built approximately 6 years ago. How can I make the new owners move their shed back over the property line? Thank you.
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My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help with your question today.
Have you spoken to the new neighbour about this?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago.

Hello Alice. Yes. He says that he is unable to move it as it takes up the entire width of his garden.

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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Have you spoken to the new neighbours yet?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago.

Hello Alex. Yes. He says that he is unable to move it as it takes up the entire width of his garden.

You need to get a Solicitor and ask him to move it back within 28 days or say you will go to Court. If he refuses then you can seek a Court order that he does.
You would need to get a professional survey done which outlines where the true boundary is and this can be used in Court.
Then you need to issue a claim using form N1
http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf
The Court will issue the claim, consider your survey and decide where the boundary is and order it is changed. If the Judge orders it and the neighbour refuses this is contempt of Court.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer reply replied 2 years ago.

Thank you, ***** ***** the letter be from a solicitor or could I send it myself by recorded delivery? Also, is form N1 the same as a normal county court claim that I can do online? Finally, is there any time limit involved here from the date that the shed was errected?

You can do it yourself. Yes N1 is the normal form but you cant do it online. There is no date you need to issue by.
I hope that helps.
Alex