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Do you actually use this road?
If so, why dont you think you should not pay for repairs?
You are only obliged to pay for things which are included in the lease BUT you are obliged under the common law doctrine of Mutual Benefit and Burden to contribute in proportion, along with the others, over any private land over which you have use.
I appreciate that this isn’t what you want to hear but there is no point in me misleading you
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Thank you sir.
If I have to contribute, then other users owning the houses whose gates of back gardens are opening on this road are equally responsible to contribute. Since those guys have nothing to do with us leaseholders, they will not contribute a penny. In this situation, can I refuse to contribute unless those peoples too agree to contribute?