Scotland
Deeds and Ownership

Can a neighbor stop me from fitting a gate on my garden fence i live in Scotland?

Answer

Wiki User
05/30/2009

My neighbour and i both live in a end terrace house with a gap between the houses of 9ft the land between the two houses belong to the council. the rear garden area of the width of 9ft should have been left for access for both houses and also for fire and emergency access and egress but was sold to my neighbour by the council some years ago. He has fenced this area off stopping me from getting access to my garden at the side of my house. At the same time I have had a letter from his solicitor telling me i have no right of access and if i attempt to fit a gate onto my fence which infact is well within my boundary he will take legal action. Have i any rights in this matter...