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by paddy's mum
Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Adverse possession or possessory title
Replies: 34
Views: 9611

I don't wish to be rude but it seems to me that you can have all the independent tests and private surveys and aerial photographs in the world but you will not be able to undo what is already done! In your own words, you fell hook line and sinker for the view given to you by the building company. By...
by paddy's mum
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Adverse possession or possessory title
Replies: 34
Views: 9611

Sadly, the questions/assessment/decision of the Land Registry was entirely predictable and is the essence of what so many members here were trying to warn you of in your first thread. The very fact that you negotiated a purchase price with the builders makes it indisputable that you acknowledged the...
by paddy's mum
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Foot Path Outside my Livingroom
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Building immediately next to a public footpath is and has been the norm for several centuries and there are no laws against it. You have only to put into google images terms such as 'victorian terrace' or 'glasgow tenement' or 'mining village' to discover that millions of homes are built in just thi...
by paddy's mum
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour's fence and dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 3709

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, section 3, paragraph 3. If the owner .. of a dog allows it to enter a place which is not a public place but where it is not permitted to be and while it is there a. it injures any person: or b. there are grounds for reasonable apprehension that it will do so he is guilty of ...
by paddy's mum
Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour's fence and dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 3709

You are entitled under the Dangerous Dogs Act not to feel threatened or intimidated in any way by someone else's dog/s, whether they are on your land, on their owners land with you having a right to be there (such as a postman) or picnicking in the local public park. The definition of a dangerous do...
by paddy's mum
Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:43 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: neighbours and her bird feeding
Replies: 8
Views: 11231

With that amount of feeders, and therefore spilt seed, I suspect it won't be long before you and she have a real problem with rats. Once that happens, a call to the environmental health people at your local council may be a route to getting the sheer volume of feeders reduced. I like birds too but t...
by paddy's mum
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Have I got a claim?.......with pictures!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5433

Your choice entirely, Landscaper, and a point that I can well understand. However, I can tell you from experience that Neighbour War or even a skirmish is ruinously expensive, as stressful as bereavement, and at the end of it, you still have to live next door to one another. I offer only my personal...
by paddy's mum
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Have I got a claim?.......with pictures!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5433

Why not ask the lady if she will allow the trees to be removed if you pay the bill?

It may be hard for you to swallow but if it achieved what you want, you may feel that it was worth it.
by paddy's mum
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Tips for dealing with Jointly Appointed Surveyor
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

David Powell, widely recognised as one of the top three or four RICS boundary dispute surveyors, recently updated the book Anstey's Boundary Disputes. In the section on Single Joint Expert, he has this to say :- "If you are instructed as a SJE, there are excellent guidlines published by RICS and a p...
by paddy's mum
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Gravel RoW - fit for purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

I would not instantly be annoyed that the neighbour wrote to you in the first instance, rather than speaking to you. Many people prefer to put their points of view in calm and lucid writing rather than risk any kind of spur-of-the-moment confrontation, raised voices and a blow-up. I don't know the l...
by paddy's mum
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Gravel RoW - fit for purpose?
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

I get the sense that you have a ROW and are unhappy that the owner has installed gravel as the surfacing material. Would you care to enlarge on the background to your query? In fairness, although gravel is not the easiest material to push or pull small wheels through, there must be hundreds of thous...
by paddy's mum
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HIPS Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 3674

Zoopla is an okay site, so far as it goes. However, although an individual can update the details of their own house, in all other cases it assumes a great deal and throws up a price it thinks is correct. There is no local knowledge within Zoopla, for example that a five lane motorway is coming thro...
by paddy's mum
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: I'm new, please help - right of way, lies & NFH!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 6396

As I understand the situation, the neighbour has already had an injunction applied for (if not issued?) against him and it doesn't seem to have had much of an effect. He has used weapons against both pets and people. In this situation, I would have no hesitation whatever in contacting the Police and...
by paddy's mum
Fri May 30, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: me & my neighbour!
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

You might also want to politely ask him to show you this "evidence" and the surveyor's report that backs up what he says is in his deeds!
by paddy's mum
Fri May 30, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Encroachment
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Until you can find out to which property the land actually belongs, there has been no encroachment and no wrong done in fencing it. Your simplest way forward is to obtain the Land Registry documents and check your position. If the land is indeed shown as ownerless, your neighbour may have beaten you...