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Hi,

 

Looking for some guidance here from people in the know. Just completed on my new Croft and was working on it when my neighbour came over to me to inform me that my access road, which goes over his Croft cannot be used any longer and I need to cut my own access road. 
 

When I had the missives done. The access road was mentioned but my solicitor said that as it’s the same landlord there should be no issues. 
 

My neighbour is pretty adamant he has raised this with the solicitor (assuming sellers solicitor) and he was told to speak to me when we complete…

 

To me the access road has been in for a long time, I’m pretty sure I could get granted permission to keep it but I don’t want to fall out with my neighbour on day one or incur an extra cost when you pay a solicitor to sort these things for you.

 

Anyone has anything similar? That can offer some advice? Cheers

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Your solicitor is clearly to blame Even if the neighbor is fine with you using his road That can quickly change 

 

If it is at all possible to cut your own access I would do that Your right not to want to fall out with your new neighbors But that might be inevitable if you can’t cut a new access road 

 

I’d want some answers from your solicitors 

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8 minutes ago, nod said:

Your solicitor is clearly to blame

+1, ask them to clarify the situation in writing.

9 minutes ago, nod said:

Your right not to want to fall out with your new neighbours

Again +1, tell him the solicitors are to blame but you will do what you can.

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23 minutes ago, nod said:

Your solicitor is clearly to blame Even if the neighbor is fine with you using his road That can quickly change 

 

If it is at all possible to cut your own access I would do that Your right not to want to fall out with your new neighbors But that might be inevitable if you can’t cut a new access road 

 

I’d want some answers from your solicitors 

Yeah, I suppose my issue is, if I was informed of the issue I would have negotiated a cheaper price to allow for the costs of the new access roads. Feel like I’ve been duped a bit. 
 

 

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Definitely go back to your solicitor.

 

2 possibilities.  You do have a legal right over the the track for access and the neighbour is just being cheeky as he would prefer you to have your own access.

 

Or the solicitor slipped up and did not realise or did not point out to you that you do not have a legal right of access and you should cut your own track.  Then the conversation gets awkward......

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I know nothing about how this crafting thing works. 
but owning various plots of land over the years I would say you should put your own track in. 
you can never be fully in charge of your destination if you are relying on access through another person’s property, it will always have some further implications one day. 

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