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Is it legal for a neighbour to bolt a shared access gate shut, preventing access from the road?
Hello, england here We live in a mid terraced and have right of access over next doors back garden to a shared path. Quite often this gate is bolted shut (meaning that it can only be opened from the inside i.e if we go out of our garden through the access) so we cannot actually access it from the road inwards. Is this allowed? We wanted to suggest something (not sure what) so that its accessible from both sides to us but next door is not the easiest so want to have my ducks in a row as such. The path is only suitable as a walkway on foot rather than in vehicles Thanks

Mary Baker

20th October 2021

+1

4 upvotes

Top Answer
Assuming this right of access is in the deeds of the two houses, then just remind them that it is a legal right and that they can't prevent you from exercising it.

Gloria Lunde

11th February 2022

+2

5 upvotes

Two-way traffic should be possible over this private right of way. The gate can be locked, e.g. with a padlock, as long as you have a key. If the neighbour continues to obstruct the right of way, you'll have to apply to court for an injunction.

Joyce Bragg

11th February 2022

1 upvote

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