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Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 16:41:31

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Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 17:02:19

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Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 17:07:22

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Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 17:10:58

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littlemissbossy Thu 20-Jan-05 17:47:45

Hi Beety, we unfortunately had a neighbourly dispute which cost us £700 in solicitors fees to resolve - and their fault - so I know just how you feel
At the time, I posted my problem on the www.gardenlaw.co.uk forum - yes sadly, that really does exist. The people on there were great, really helpful, so you could give that a go.
If I were you, I would contact your solicitor and ask for a breakdown of his/her invoice then copy it to your neighbours pointing out that the sale of this land was instigated by them, that the £700 quotation was only an estimation and that due to the length of time that this matter has taken, extra work has obviously been involved. TBH £300 extra is nothing when you start quoting solicitors hourly rates - mine, in the North not London, is £160ph
I'd also hold out giving them a completion deadline for now, otherwise you could end up footing the bill, although I would also check with your solicitor as to whether you could claim this back through the small claims court.
BTW, they have no rights of access on your land do they? you may have to check whether you are legally allowed to stop them having access if you pull the plug on the deal, as perhaps they could prove that they have enjoyed 'ease' of access for a number of years - don't know if that makes a difference or not?
HTH

Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 17:55:32

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Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 18:11:05

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littlemissbossy Thu 20-Jan-05 18:15:26

oooh you're sad as me now!!
hope you get an answer, I'm sure you will

Beetroot Thu 20-Jan-05 19:47:19

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Beetroot Fri 21-Jan-05 09:16:38

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SoupDragon Fri 21-Jan-05 09:28:22

Don't do it, Beetroot. Go and pepper the ground with bear traps instead.

Beetroot Fri 21-Jan-05 09:41:14

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secur Fri 21-Jan-05 09:49:46

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Beetroot Fri 21-Jan-05 10:02:15

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moschops Fri 21-Jan-05 10:33:42

you could of course 'change your mind' and talk about auctioning the land off. the threat of 'gypsies' buying the land and moving onto it may be more than they could bear!!!

it might be worth pointing out that the more they 'argue' the more instruction you have to give your solicitor, the more hours he has to charge for, all of which will be reflected in his bill.

and by the way, i hope they will be paying current market value for the land?

Beetroot Fri 21-Jan-05 10:40:48

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JanH Fri 21-Jan-05 11:37:25

beety, if you can still legally withdraw from the deal at this point then if I were you I would. Sod the solicitor's fees. (Well obv you have to pay them but YKWIM.) And go out and buy a few rusty old farm trailers and park them right along to their back fence.

DH wouldn't do it though, would he?

Beetroot Fri 21-Jan-05 11:47:13

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