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by Clifford Pope
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adverse possession for land which "belongs to nobody"?
Replies: 24
Views: 2767

Re: Adverse possession for land which "belongs to nobody"?

If I were your neighbour I'd be wanting it myself, just in case you or your successor were minded to do something he might not like in the future - garage, unsightly scrap dump, caravan, etc.
Aren't you risking giving him ideas?
by Clifford Pope
Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Part of curtilage became adopted highway
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Part of curtilage became adopted highway

you appear to be describing a "planning unit" which is something different. Yes, you are quite right, sorry. But my point really was that "owning" a bit of land is not the same as necessarily having any right to enclose it as your garden, for example if there is a public right of way over it as "hi...
by Clifford Pope
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Part of curtilage became adopted highway
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Part of curtilage became adopted highway

Just to add my two pennyworth: Curtilage and highway are not mutually exclusive. For example, most houses on minor country roads have their curtilage extending to the centre line of the road. What they own is a curtilage with a right of way over it, for which the highway authority will be responsibl...
by Clifford Pope
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Responsibility for culvert repair
Replies: 14
Views: 2780

Re: Responsibility for culvert repair

" who wanted to access their land and before that there was a ford".

I take that to mean the culvert is really a sort of bridge - you drop a large pipe in the channel of the ford, then fill in at each side and build up the level with rocks etc ?
by Clifford Pope
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Acess way complications
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Acess way complications

Perhaps writing in standard sentences rather than like a telegram would aid clarity? Plus a plan. :)
by Clifford Pope
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: My property has become LANDLOCKED
Replies: 19
Views: 4301

Re: My property has become LANDLOCKED

It seems to me the existence of the ransom strip is a red herring apart from at the designated point of access. It doesn't matter how wide it is everywhere else - your house might be on the edge of a large field owned by a previous owner and the position would be the same. Surely it is clear you hav...
by Clifford Pope
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fixing concrete barge boards to concrete posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Fixing concrete barge boards to concrete posts

Are they perhaps only marker posts, not intended to have concrete boards attached?

They may have one or two holes through them, running parallel to the boundary, intended for stringing wires. If so you can use those to bolt on wooden pieces, and then nail wooden boards to them.
by Clifford Pope
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,

Thank you. As you say, the ruling should be very useful.

But it does seem to be saying that some element of notice is necessary, not just a fence or some physical evidence that someone, perhaps the legal owner, is using it.
by Clifford Pope
Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,

Well, that all seems commonsense. But it would be useful to hear ukmicky's advice on what the ruling actually means, as the bit he reported did specifically mention signage.
by Clifford Pope
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: Winterburn v Bennett [2016] EWCA Civ 482,

It's useful to know the mere fact I've got obvious physical signs up indicating that trespassing isn't allowed should equate to a sign specifically saying "No trespassers" - as the message is quite clearly the same one if conveyed with different physical signs. Is that what the ruling states? "They...
by Clifford Pope
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Four boundaries, four problems with neighbours
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: Four boundaries, four problems with neighbours

"If you seriously think 6ft high fences will cat proof your garden you are as crazy as your neighbours "

Very true. A cat can easily jump that from a standing start. One moment it can be ambling along looking innocent, and the next sitting on top of an eight foot wall grinning down at you. :)
by Clifford Pope
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Front garden ruling in private road
Replies: 18
Views: 1998

Re: Front garden ruling in private road

Why all this discussion about managing the road - I thought the problem was lack of front garden maintenance?

"Question is, is it possible to put a rule in the management agreement that states people's front gardens have to be to a particular standard? "
by Clifford Pope
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Large shed
Replies: 18
Views: 4145

Re: Large shed

Be very nice to the neighbour.
Find some technical misdemeanor that he has committed. :)
by Clifford Pope
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: Land Registry
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Re: Land Registry

jonahinoz wrote: Problem was eventually sorted by a police marksman.

Poor little dog - now ownerless :)
by Clifford Pope
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: residential access to my property
Replies: 100
Views: 13191

Re: residential access to my property

Someone will resurrect this thread when it is about 10 years old and all the molehills have become mountains of mud.