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He has written a letter to us stating that he has a legal write to access to our garage and that he will be obtaining a solicitor to enforce this. He also states that we are in the wrong to refuse access to our garage and that we will end up paying his legal costs.
I agree with you. Cavity wall insulation is not maintenanceor, as you quite correctly put it, "preservation" which is a requirement underthe Access to Neighbouring Land Act.
However I can't see why he needs to get at your side and hecan't get at his own side.
Even assuming that he had got the right of access (which Ido not believe he has) he would be liable for any damage and making good andredecoration to the standard where you could not even tell that the workmen hadbeen in. In addition, you would be entitled to compensation for disruption.
If he sees his solicitor he will be disappointed on thesefacts.
Can I help further?
May I quote your name in our reply to the neighbour?
If so, may I confirm your name as Law Denning or do I need to just quote "contact with "UK Property Law"?
We all use pseudonyms, but there is no reason that youcannot cut and paste this thread and show him the whole thread. Indeed, invitehim to ask own question and I will ignore it and leave it for another expert. Itwill be cheaper than him wasting money with his solicitor.
I am a solicitor in North Wales and Cheshire and that isspecialised in property law for the last 18 years
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Please can you tell me the section and of what Act that this law comes from regarding rights to access my property.
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