Hello and sorry about the long post, but please read and give me some advice.
I live in a end terraced house from ca. 1915 on a main road with double yellow lines, but a piece of cemented land at the back of my yard which has space for 4 cars (2left+2right) and also a street with houses at the back where cars can park.
I bought the house 4 years ago and the estate agency advert said "off road parking for 2 cars" and the seller confirmed to me several times that the house had 2 spaces one behind the other on the right side, looking from the back of the house.
I asked my then solicitors to check, but they did only the basic work and dismissed my concerns. The land registry titles are very unclear and there are several versions of them depending on which house title deeds you look at (I checked the ones of my neighbours online afterwards).
I still stupidly bought the house... Problems started and I was told by neighbour X living n the street at the back that she had the whole left side to park on, and that the right side was mine AND of another 3 houses to share due to old toilet blocks positions which belonged to the houses and had been removed. It was an old agreement since her land too was badly defined and she only had a strip of land near her house on the left of only 1meter wide and at the front of the land (so she said she could block access to everyone if she wanted). Neighbour X land was therefore not enough to park a car on either but with the agreement of her parking solely on the left it kind of made sense.
I reluctantly accepted the situation and kept parking on the right sharing it with other neighbours. A year ago, neighbour X sold her house to a lady who has "bullied" me into not even parking on the land anymore. I already hated the parking situation, but that really pushed me to depression as I felt/feel really unhappy in this house and area now.
She tried everything to make the WHOLE land hers as she parks badly and needs to park in the middle of the 4 spaces. Her house at the back also has on road parking in front of the house but she likes to have her options.
She put bollards up one day (1 fell shortly anyway) and gave keys to the other houses except me, and said it was because when I rebuilt my yard (4 years ago, when she did not even live there, but apparently she got the information from the old neighbour X who sold the house to her), I built it a bit too big and therefore lost my entitlement to shared parking.
The main neighbour that shared with me the spaces agrees with her as it is convenient for her since she then has the right side to park on most of the time now (unless the lady parks in the middle).
This has pushed me to want to move and sell. I am finally putting the house for sale next week and moving closer to my work, but I always struggle as to what to say to estate agents or potential sellers in future, when they ask me if the house has parking. I paid much more for the house because I thought it was a terraced house with 2 car parking spaces, and now it seems I may have to sell it as a terraced house with no parking. I know I could make my yard smaller but that costs money and I had made it very nice inside, and also I am not sure if they are in the right, as the title deeds are so unclear it is impossible to understand measurements. Right now I park on the street at the back and to be honest I rather do that than deal with bullies who might scratch my car and leave notes on my car or that of my rare friends who visit (she did that many times because they were parked behind my car).
I also don't want to put people off by saying I have issues with my neighbours.
The house is otherwise beautiful inside and I have spent a lot of money unfortunately to make it very special, add bathrooms, modernise it, etc.
Please help with some advice and sorry about long post. Thank you, M x