Shared passageway/boundaries/any solicitors here?...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maz, 2 May 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member


    My mum's house in Sheffield, is an old mid-terraced Victorian house. As with a lot of houses of that era, there is a shared passageway between adjoining houses to get from the front street to the small shared backyard. Look at this this pic for an example of what I mean.

    Unlike the one in the photo, our passage entrance is arched and some of the bricks above it have started to become dangerously loose. I spoke to the fella who owns the adjoining house and he says he isn't responsible for repair costs since the bedroom ABOVE the passage entrance is part of mum's house and not his (similar to the one in the photo, again).

    What do you reckon? Has he got a point? Intuitively, I would've thought the archway/passage (a shared thoroughfare) was a shared property. What do you all think?

  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Sounds shared to me but cant say that for definate im afraid.
  3. col

    col Veteran

    The deed plans will show what part of the building is yours,and what your responsible for,a trip to where or whoever is holding them for you is called for .
  4. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Yep, agree with col. Get on the case *straight away* and down to the solicitors or who else has the plans.

    This sort of stuff isn't clear cut so get the upper hand.
  5. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    What happened to Spen?
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nice fella next door then - I'd just fix it myself, or agree split costs !
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    There is a technical term for this but I can't remember it. Whose house is above the alley?
  8. OP

    Maz Legendary Member

    My mum's.
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    we had this, our house was next to the ginnel with next door's built over. i think it was his responsibility for it. sorry :rolleyes:
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