Right of Way and replaced passage door

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10:35 AM, 14th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Right of Way and replaced passage door

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Right of Way and replaced passage door

I was wondering if anyone can help? I own a passage at the side of my house which next door have access to. passageway

We have replaced a rotten old door at the end of the passage leading on to the street. We have the right to ask the owner of next door for money towards this improvement.

The property has tenants in and the landlord is refusing to pay towards the door saying that she only has to pay towards the upkeep of the passage not the door.

Any advice?

Marianne



Comments

Neil Patterson

10:37 AM, 14th February 2017
About 2 years ago

Hi Marianne,

Do you know if it is a requirement to have a door and did you discuss it with the Landlord before replacement?

Steve From Leicester

15:03 PM, 14th February 2017
About 2 years ago

For the amount of money involved, compared to the potential hassle of making next doors owner pay up (with no guarantee of success), I would just pay up.

Puzzler

19:51 PM, 14th February 2017
About 2 years ago

You had the right to ask for money but you didn't. You should have asked them first and agreed with them the cost. You can't demand the money afterwards. That said, if the cost is reasonable and it is stated in the document where it is set out, the neighbour might be liable. But for the price of a door it would probably cost you more to recover it.

Jan Martin

12:12 PM, 15th February 2017
About 2 years ago

I do have to say yes to Puzzler & Steve. Too much hassle just move on .


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