A statute providing property owners with rights of access over neighbouring property in order to carry out works of maintenance and repair to their own property.
If necessary an application can be made to court for an access order to require an uncooperative neighbour to provide access for specified works of repair and maintenance.
The rights of access provided by the ANLA are strictly interpreted and there is no automatic right to an access order. An application for an access order can be time consuming and expensive and you should therefore consult an experienced rights of access solicitor to ensure that the application is made in the most appropriate and cost efficient way possible.
You can find an online version of the ANLA here: