All night parties and dogs worrying my sheep – how a neighbour’s right of way has turned into a disaster for me

A reader’s query about a dispute with a neighbour highlights the importance of taking action ahead of this year’s deadline for rights of way registration, writes Deirdre Flynn

Rights of way created by long use must be registered before November 30, 2021.

A number of years ago I was approached by my neighbour’s son to formalise a right of way they had across my land to a field and cottage they owned. An informal arrangement had been there for as long as I remember and there were never any issues.