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So what would be changing?
Have you spoken to the neighbour?
No i havnt actually spoken to the neighbor but what i realised is that the neighbor has not got access to these elements even now for maintenance,(there is a shed built in between the houses) that is unless he will ask me and i will provide him access via my house.
I was hoping that since the neighbor access is restricted to prior arrangement with myself that it will still be the case in the future once i rebuild the house
Please let me know if im not clear
You don't have to provide un-restrictedaccess, you just have to provide access under Access to neighbouring Land Actand if it is now via door, there is no problem with it being by a door in thefuture
Does that answer thequestion?
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Great thanks, XXXXX XXXXX answer the question, I assume that also covers emergencies as prior you wrote that free access has to be kept for emergencies though I understand that since now they haven't got free access in emergency they are not entitled to in future either
Sorry am now confused, lets say the pipes are there for a long period (even 20 years) but they never had access to it (unless they go through my house) does this mean that the 20 years does mean that 1. they can only use it after 20 years but still only through permission to access my house.
2. assuming 1 is correct the same would apply for future once rebuilding my house
Are the 2 assumptions correct?
Thanks a lot
i just tried to rate your service but said i dont have right to access?
Thanks, just to make sure i understand correct, i am NOT taking any further action (i.e. not trying again) unless you tell me so