I moved into an end of terrace house a week ago with my 5 year old and our puppy. Before moving in, I was told that my neighbours had emergency access through my garden, and were allowed to take their bins out once a week through it. I was a bit miffed but came to the conclusion that it was ok as it was once a week, at a set time of the day.
Before moving in, my neighbours complained to the owner of the property about me having a dog, as she is frightened of them (turns out she actually has a dog, but their dog doesn’t like other dogs)
Two days after moving in I get a rude note pushed through the door scolding me for letting my dog out into the garden.
These led to me wanting to let them know that what happens in my garden is of my interest only. It comes out amongst this that they (say they do, I am looking into seeing what the deeds state) have free access across my garden any time they see fit, and they literally use it for everything, shopping etc.
it’s not one that runs along the back or side of my garden, it runs through the middle, past my back door and kitchen window right at the main/front part of my rear garden.
Not only does this obliterate any sense of privacy (their access hate is also see through) but it’s unsafe for my daughter and puppy to be outside at anytime as if gates are left open, there’s a busy road right on the other side. These gates are being opened several times a day, at unpredictable times and it’s really ruining our experience with this house.
They are not friendly neighbours, in fact they are the kind that think they own the street, and everyone in it.
I simply can’t risk the safety of my child to have strangers coming and going through our garden at all times of day, with gates being opened randomly and what I see as an abuse of a right of passage (out of courtesy and politeness rather than law)
As this was not divulged to me upon taking the tenency, and is in no contact I’ve signed, what rights do I have to end the tenancy based on misrepresentation?