Updated: Jan 30
ACCESS TO NEIGHBOURING LAND
The landowner may well be liable for trespass if she/he decides to enter a neighbour’s land without their permission, without contractual or statutory right to do so.
So for instance where a landowner wishes to build or repair a wall which is on or near the boundary of their land, to build certain foundations to say strengthen an existing structure, they may wish to use The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 to help formalise the process. The landowner may even wish to take advantage of this act when the neighbour is willing to grant access to his land so as to ensure matters are formally recorded to help avoid confusion and potentially costly delays later.