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Yes Tom that is correct. Just to be clear - I didn't sell the barn and retain the house.
The seller of the house owned both properties and sold the house to me without any access.
The seller owned the house and barn with a single shared access.
The seller constructed a new access and driveway (without planning permission) for the house before selling it to me. The barn was sold by the seller with the original and, as I now know, the only legal access.
When I bought the house and when I subsequently sold it, at no time was it discovered that the house had no legal right of access. My buyer is now suing me for misrepresentation and breach of contract because I did not disclose the works for the new access and driveway when I sold it to him.