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Is your neighbour denying you access?

Contractors seeking to access their neighbour’s land should first negotiate with their neighbours as to whether they can access neighbouring land to carry out work.   As a first step, an owners consent letter can be mailed out to all adjoining neighbours detailing the project, the access required, the period access is required and of course a section where the owner is required to sign and return the consent.

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Delay claims, time bars and the prevention principle

The 'prevention principle' is an established principle under English law whereby a party may not enforce a contract term against the other party where it has prevented the other party from performing that obligation. The prevention principle is closely linked to the maxim that “no party may benefit from its own breach of contract.”

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