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by Clifford Pope
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Pergola - is this allowed?
Replies: 26
Views: 1125

Re: Pergola - is this allowed?

It's a shame that it partly obscures the view of the nice gable end of the house beyond.
Perhaps if you object to the view of the honeysuckle it will probably shortly support, you could hide it with your own plants?
Or are the owners planning on putting decking on it with a trampoline?
:)
by Clifford Pope
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: shared garage path
Replies: 12
Views: 548

Re: shared garage path

But then if your garage is extended you would not need to use so much of the space in front of garage number 2 in order to access it, so they could extend theirs too, but not quite so much? :)
by Clifford Pope
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Neighbour Attaching Injurious Items to MY Fence
Replies: 58
Views: 1402

Re: Neighbour Attaching Injurious Items to MY Fence

cleo5 wrote: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:08 pm
You cannot command a cat to "stay" as you can a dog.

You certainly can, and they will listen politely and start purring.
Obviously they don't actually obey your commands, they are not idiots.
by Clifford Pope
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Washing line problem
Replies: 28
Views: 16990

Re: Washing line problem

The Pergoda is a similar concept to the pergola No one has mentioned a pergoda. The post said the neighbour had constructed a pagoda. I can see that "pergoda" is a composite word, but it's a curious marriage. A pagoda is characterised by being extremely tall, and weatherproof, a pergola is being ba...
by Clifford Pope
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Washing line problem
Replies: 28
Views: 16990

Re: Washing line problem

Except that drier/dryer are interchangeable for the name of the drying machine, and the COD gives drier first.
by Clifford Pope
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Washing line problem
Replies: 28
Views: 16990

Re: Washing line problem

Our neighbours have erected a pagoda next to my fence which is bad enough, but now use it as a washing line. I have an image but don't seem to be able to attach it. Pagodas are enormously tall - have you ever seen the one at Kew? https://hrp.imgix.net/https%3A%2F%2Fhistoricroyalpalaces.picturepark....
by Clifford Pope
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Should I have right of way?
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Should I have right of way?

LILT_330438 wrote: Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:35 am every house that has a garden that backs onto the alley has a garage. the alley is wide enough for car access .
Sorry, that's not apparent from the plan, the alley must be wider than it seems.
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Should I have right of way?
Replies: 25
Views: 714

Re: Should I have right of way?

"but access to the alley would allow us to build a garage at the end of our garden and use the access via the alley to drive a car into the garage" That perhaps might be a significant point. It appears from the map that the alleyway is not wide enough for any of the other houses to turn a vehicle in...
by Clifford Pope
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Access road
Replies: 17
Views: 1063

Re: Access road

It's clear why you might want to maintain the land - perhaps to stop it becoming overgrown with weeds, or sycamores say. But what are the posts for?
You know it is an access road with a ROW over it - why have you impeded the ROW?
by Clifford Pope
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: General binding rules: GBR small sewage discharge to a surface water
Replies: 73
Views: 6458

Re: General binding rules: GBR small sewage discharge to a surface water

I don't think you have any obligation to enforce a law that applies to someone else, and you are not contravening?

If you lend your car to someone and he breaks the speed limit in it, you are not obliged to arrest him and march him off to the police station?
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: 1064

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: 1064

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: 343

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: 512

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: 1181

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?
:)