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Access to water denied

Posted: Fri 04 Oct 2013 14:49
by odit1
We have just bought a property and in our contract we have to have access to the communal area to allow access to turn the water on. The other owners of the property have denied us access to water and the communal area and live in Denmark, and are refusing to answer any queries. The agent we bought the property from has basically said it is our problem is this right. Can we force entry ?

Posted: Fri 04 Oct 2013 15:57
by Owens88
Did the vendors have a key?

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Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 10:02
by odit1
No, they have assured us they didn't, and the lock looks new.. They have said they had no problems, as the other owners had a permanent tenant, but they have now gone.

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 14:27
by Kate
I would have thought that any decent estate agent would earn his or her com by at least looking into it for you. If access is in your contract, AND the area is communal, surely they have no right to prevent you. I'm no legal expert by any means, but it seems to me there is no dispute here. A communal area is surely as much yours as theirs!
Probably a silly question but could it be a communication problem ie they have not understood what you are asking for?

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 16:25
by Sue
As Kate says surely communal land is just that a shared communal space. It certainly is where I live. I would return to your Notaire with your deed and ask him to confirm the land is communal, you have a right over it at all times and for all purposes and tell him the reason for your enquiry. It may be beneficial to ask him to write a letter (at a cost) to your neighbours pointing out the situation to them. If this doesnt work buy some lock cutters! :wink:

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 17:48
by odit1
Thanks to everyone for help, we are now in the process of getting the Notaire involved. The people we are dealing with are rude and fully understand what the problem is, but this is only alienating them more and their fellow Danish countryman with the French in the village. May resort to taking the lock off, so sue me !!!

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 18:59
by montgolfiere
we have some 'Tricky' Danes in our village.... their antics have totally alienated some goodfriends of ours, so badly in fact that they have basically returned back to the UK!!!!

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Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 22:54
by Robert Ferrieux
Hey....hey! Don't knock the Danes! One of our daughters-in-law is a Dane, and she's great.

Helen

:x

Posted: Sat 05 Oct 2013 23:24
by Colin L
She's a Great Dane? :?:

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Posted: Mon 11 Mar 2019 08:21
by Luciad06
Kate wrote:
Sat 05 Oct 2013 14:27
I would have thought that any decent estate agent would earn his or her com by at least looking into it for you. If access is in your contract, AND the area is communal mutuelles Entreprise, surely they have no right to prevent you. I'm no legal expert by any means, but it seems to me there is no dispute here. A communal area is surely as much yours as theirs!
Probably a silly question but could it be a communication problem ie they have not understood what you are asking for?
It should nevertheless be verified that there is no dispute before declaring if there is no conflict.