Our neighbor is closing a driveway that ...

Asked by Lungile on 21-09-2021 21:10:06
Question posted in the Property Law category relating to KwaZulu-Natal

Our neighbor is closing a driveway that we have used for the past 24 years. His reasons are that the driveway is on his land. He now wants to sell the land to someone else, and he wants our drive way closed. Is he allowed by law to block us from accessing our property? Don't we have any form of rights over this driveway, as we have used it for the past 24 years without any objections from the owner. Is he allowed to open another drive way for us that will cause inconvenience to us? 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 23-09-2021 20:58:46

Hi there,

Before you owned that property, did the previous owner use that driveway?

If so, do you know if he used it for more than 6 years?

It is important.

Also, can you inspect your neighbours title deed for his property to see if there is any registered Usufruct?

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