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Can Exterior door open outwards

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Stan03, 25 Jul 2021.

  1. Stan03

    Stan03

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    Hi can anyone help me, my neighbour has shared access across my court yard right in front of my kitchen window, they have said they are fitting a new exterior door which opens outwards, which will open on to my courtyard.
    Is this allowed?
     
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    No.
    It cannot open to your own land, even if they have right of passage, which is limited to them using your land to access their property.
    They can't even keep a pram, shoes, bicycle or skateboard there without your permission.
     
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    Thank you for your reply - how can I stop him doing it? Who should I contact?
     
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    Politely tell or write to them regarding the situation , or let them go ahead ( this could cause problems in the future when coming to selling either property )
    The last thing you want to do is cause a neighbour dispute even though you are in the right , can be very costly and a waste of time .
    Having a word with local Council Building standards might help as a last resort . .
     
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    Tell them that you don't want any problem when it comes to sell your property and you're not allowing this to go ahead.
    If they don't want to comply you'll have to see a solicitor for advice.
    Your house insurance might offer a free consultation.
     
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    They most likely are not permitted to fit any door there in the first place.
     
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    Is this a new door as in a new opening where there wasn't one before? If so then no it isn't automatically permitted because they don't own the land.
    As above, polite letter telling them not to do it, if they persist then hope you paid the £15 legal cover bit on your household insurance.
     
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