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Access to Neighbouring Land Act

In an ideal situation, when a landowner wishes to perform work on his property requiring access to his neighbours land permission would be granted and the work could be carried out with the minimum of fuss.

However, many people find that their relationships with their neighbours have deteriorated to the level where permission has been refused.

The law recognises the difficult position that this places landowners in. 

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Access orders

The Access to Neighbouring Land Act makes it possible to apply for an access order which requires the neighbour in question to grant access for the specified purpose. The purposes available include:

  • Maintenance of property
  • Cleaning or repair of sewers and drains
  • Filling in a ditch
  • Felling a tree or removing other plants which have become diseased and pose a threat to the persons property

The courts will only be prepared to grant an access order if it does not unreasonably inconvenience your neighbour. Our property law team have developed extensive experience this area which will give you the best possible chance of success in your application.

For advice and assistance call our expert solicitors on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you. 

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