Shared access – who can do what

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15:17 PM, 16th June 2014
About 4 years ago

Shared access – who can do what

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Shared access – who can do what

What are the rules on storing objects i.e. crates and large rubbish bins along a shared access footpath that is the only entrance to numerous blocks of flats? Shared access - who can do what?

A business below one of the blocks of flats (not mine) seems to think that he owns the whole path and any free space along that path.

It is a health risk as he stores cardboard in a plastic bin adjacent to the flats, leaves crates lying in a very narrow passageway and the bins are often not fully closed and we have had a rat problem (environmental health aware).

It is smelly and unsightly for residents to have to pass this everyday.

How would you approach this problem?

Many thanks

Lucinda



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Mark Alexander

15:20 PM, 16th June 2014
About 4 years ago

Access to the alleyway may well be shared but somebody must own it. I suggest you find out who that is.

I recommend a letter to the local Environmental Heath Officer and also a letter to the business which is causing the problem, each letter cc'd to the other.

Good luck.
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