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#1    MoorWalks

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:54 AM

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A home owner is being forced to trespass to reach his front door because the council sold his front garden.

Mark Durant and three neighbours were shocked to learn in February that strips of land they'd rented for the last 25 years in Canvey, Essex, were being sold.

The sale has now taken place and the neighbours say they are locked in an 'anxious waiting game' as they still have no idea who won the bid and what lies in store for their gardens.

Mark Durant, 41, is now technically trespassing on his front garden, which is the only way he can access the front door of his property.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:06 AM

... what???


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

Key word: renting.

This is what they agreed to.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

While the properties actual owners probably have the legal right to do this, it seems odd that the lawn - or garden - is not considered an intregal part of the parcel of land the home is on...


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:07 AM

the gardens in not well kept. Looks like they could not afford them


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

One for Al Murray's #non-news...
Council sells land it owns.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Spiderman,Spiderman does every thing a spider can...

Besides web-spinning he can always get a winch or ladders.An other suggestion is to tie a clothesline from a post to his bedroom window then grab hold of it like he's on some outward bound course till he gets to the other side of the garden and hope his feet don't touch it.

But he shouldn't be put in this position in the first place.If he isn't trespassing in his own house then why he can't he walk in the grounds.And sadly the path is part of the garden.This isn't National Trust land or hikers going through a farmers field.You can't even bring squatters rights into this.It's truly absurd.Though if he was being evicted from the house it might have made a modicum of sense.You can't have one without the other as it stands.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:41 AM

View PostTaun, on 19 April 2013 - 10:35 AM, said:

While the properties actual owners probably have the legal right to do this, it seems odd that the lawn - or garden - is not considered an intregal part of the parcel of land the home is on...
In Alabama my understanding is that no piece of real property for a residence can be sold without access from a road - it just comes with the deal.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:26 AM

View Postand then, on 20 April 2013 - 01:41 AM, said:

In Alabama my understanding is that no piece of real property for a residence can be sold without access from a road - it just comes with the deal.

Same here in Oklahoma....


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:23 AM

View Postand then, on 20 April 2013 - 01:41 AM, said:

In Alabama my understanding is that no piece of real property for a residence can be sold without access from a road - it just comes with the deal.

I personally think it should be like that everywhere

The two main ways of owning a property in the UK are...

1) Freehold = You own the property and the land that it sits on

2) Leasehold = As a leaseholder, you own the property, but not the land it stands on, and have to pay the landowner a yearly sum

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