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by Clifford Pope
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Uncle Tom Cobbly and all wandering merrily over my land
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

"Yes, that rusty roof shed is not mine".

So the criminal damage is to a rusty shed that does not belong to you but was overhanging next door's garden?
Why does that concern you?
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Uncle Tom Cobbly and all wandering merrily over my land
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: Shed roof sawn off and new shed overhangs onto my land

It looks a very peculiar set up. The rusty shed is not yours, but the land in the corner, up to the wall, is yours? So your boundary with the rusty shed owner consists of a kind of wire grill that looks like the entrance to some kind of animal enclosure? As long as the new builder sorts out a gutter...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decking platform
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Decking platform

Have I got this right: "Back sloping garden" means it slopes upwards, away from your house, and the neighbour's decking raises their garden to one metre above the ground level at the boundary? So does that mean that standing on the part of the decking nearest to you, they have the additional height ...
by Clifford Pope
Wed May 27, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Who owns a 1200 year old lane?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Who owns a 1200 year old lane?

My limited understanding is that most lanes and rural roads are not "owned" in the conventional sense. If the council compulsorily purchases land to build a new road then that is clear - it then owns the road. But on an ordinary minor road that has always been there, "ownership" of the road is immat...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Bouindaries and Right of Access
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: Bouindaries and Right of Access

Collaborate wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:51 am


Why does it make a mockery of the legal system?
Because the law, like the Ritz hotel, is open to anybody?
:)
by Clifford Pope
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Problem When Selling
Replies: 30
Views: 1350

Re: Boundary Problem When Selling

I do not agree that a stock fence always denotes the fullest extent of a farmers' land. No, of course it doesn't, and I wasn't saying it does. But if it becomes the only fence, and over the course of 30 years vegetation grows up in the abandoned area, the farmer is surely at least risking losing hi...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Boundary Problem When Selling
Replies: 30
Views: 1350

Re: Boundary Problem When Selling

Farmers round here do this all the time. We have a long field boundary with the neighbouring farmer. He couldn't be bothered controlling the brambles and blackthorn round the edges of the field so simply erected a new secure fence about ten feet inside the original. We haven't attempted to claim the...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Neighbour widened access point
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: Neighbour widened access point

I'd cross that bridge if you ever came to it. Farmers round here move stock along public roads often, and just tie a bit temporary bailer twine across any open gateways or sections with no fences etc. Animals on the move being driven require very little to contain - it's those constrained in fields ...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Where to measure fence height from?
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: Where to measure fence height from?

If the lower part is 2m lower than theupper, and is really supposed to be the datum for the upper fence height, then no fence at all would be permitted in the upper section. :)
by Clifford Pope
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?
Replies: 45
Views: 1887

Re: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?

You have an agreement not a contract. Legally there is a massive difference between the two. As the OP asked previously, perhaps you could explain the difference, legally, for the benefit of readers who might be interested. First Google search: "The terms “agreement” and “contract” are used interch...
by Clifford Pope
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?
Replies: 45
Views: 1887

Re: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?

Suppose I could make it spring a leak. Hmm - hope you're not being serious! Serious or not, it could quite easily happen by accident. If the best that can be achieved without any kind of sensible agreement is that the OP simply makes a straight cut along the boundary line and lays new felt up to th...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?
Replies: 45
Views: 1887

Re: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?

I've got the picture now - so the water running off his tiled roof is entirely landlocked by (his ?) chimney, and can only escape by running across your roof? That seems a completely barmy set-up, and with the benefit of wise hindsight seems almost designed to cause conflict in the future. I suppose...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?
Replies: 45
Views: 1887

Re: How can I make neighbour pay his fair share?

It's hard to picture exactly what the layout is here. The issue really is how does it drain? Are you dependent on his side for draining water from your side, or vice versa? If each drains independently then I'd be tempted to repair my side but install a raised batten along the dividing line so that ...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Damage from today's Storm
Replies: 21
Views: 1043

Re: Damage from today's Storm

stufe35 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:56 am
it falls over because of mans inadequacy's it is nothing to do with God !

Perhaps the difference between mere inadequacy and culpable negligence is determined by God?
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: ROW from garden gate onto farm land.
Replies: 8
Views: 701

Re: ROW from garden gate onto farm land.

PO will respond. I just picked up this from earlier post : "Gates in agricultural areas frequently mean that historically livestock from neighbouring farms were driven to market via old tracks that have now become PROWs....if this was the case for many years then rights will have been gained by pres...