What are my rights with a shared driveway?

What are my rights with a shared driveway?

If your neighbor is parking entirely on his half of the driveway than there is nothing you can legally do to prevent it. This is because both of you have a legal right to use your part of the driveway in any way you see fit.

Is it bad to have a shared driveway?

It is really uncommon to have a shared drive. It is possible it could be considered a negative. Your real estate agent should be able to give you proper guidance. You may even want to ask them for an example of another property that had a shared driveway.

Is it legal to block a shared driveway?

The legal position on shared driveways is that all users must be considerate and not consistently block the driveway, making it impossible for others to use it. Ideally, this covenant is set out on your title deeds, but the law is clear that where a driveway is owned by two parties, the use should be fair.

Can I divide my shared driveway?

One option for dividing property lines down a shared driveway is to install chain link fencing. A chain link fence is a relatively inexpensive fence to have installed, and can readily be placed over asphalt. Asphalt is soft enough to allow fence posts to be sunk into the driveway.

What can I do if my Neighbour keeps blocking my drive?

If the vehicle is blocking access to your driveway you should first make enquiries with the neighbours to see if they know who the car belongs to, so they can move it. If your local council hasn’t taken on CPE, you will need to contact your local police force.

What does shared driveway mean?

A shared driveway is generally a driveway jointly owned by the owners of the properties it gives access to. Details of the way in which it is owned (i.e. owned in common or with reciprocal right of way easements) are shown on the deeds.

How can I stop my neighbors from blocking my driveway?

Put up Signs & Traffic Cones to Stop Cars Blocking Your Driveway. You can use “No Parking” signs and traffic cones to stop your neighbors from parking in your drive.

How do I stop my neighbors from using my driveway?

Best 5 Ways Stop Someone Parking in Your Driveway

  1. No. 1 Negotiate with the Person Directly. Firstly, you should try and find out if any of your neighbors know whose car it is or if they saw the person who parked there.
  2. No. 2 Call the police.
  3. No. 3 Install a Security Camera.
  4. No. 4 Put up Signs.
  5. No. 5 Install a Fence.

Can a Neighbour block access to my property?

If you believe you are entitled to use a right of way which has been obstructed, you can take legal action against your neighbour provided the interference is substantial. If you believe someone is accessing your land without the right to do so then there is a crossover between rights of way and trespass.

Who do I call if someone is blocking my driveway?

If someone’s car is blocking your driveway, you can report it to the local police, providing details such as the type of violation, street address, and cross street, etc. You can also call 311 to report the vehicle blocking your driveway.