Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

We Can't See the Garage for the Trees; by Fiona McNultyOUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

We Can't See the Garage for the Trees; by Fiona McNultyOUR LAWYER ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS

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Q OUR house is the middle one in a row of three terrace houses. Each property has a garage in a block to the rear of the terrace. We access the garages and turning space using a driveway which is next to the end terrace house and which we think belongs to that property. The new owners of that house do not have a car and just use their garage for storage and have put large plant pots next to their house making it virtually impossible to use the driveway. They refuse to move them and are now also leaving bins, rubbish and recycling there. What can we do ? A CHECK your title deeds to ensure that the end terrace house does indeed own the driveway and you have a right of way over it to access your garage. Look at your neighbours' title deeds, too. As they bought the property recently their title should be registered at HM Land Registry, so you can apply there for an official copy of your neighbour's register of title and title plan. There should be covenants and restrictions in both sets of title deeds regulating the way in which the driveway can be used and prohibiting the obstruction of it.

write to Legal & property, STANDARD, 2 Derry cannot be but we will try here.

Try speaking to your neighbours again. Explain the covenants and restrictions and inform them that by not removing the offending items they are a solicitor residential breaching the various covenants. If that fails, write to them formally and warn them that if the obstruction of the driveway continues, you will have no alternative but to instruct a solicitor to act for you in relation to the nuisance which they are causing.

As a last resort you could take court action against your neighbours seeking damages and/or an injunction requiring them to remove the obstruction.

Q WE HAVE found a house to buy which is currently let. …

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