"Our two neighbours have blocked the turning circle at the end of their drive. We have used this area for turning for 24 years, and I have a council document that states it should be free for turning. We are the only neighbours on the road that it affects, and now we have to go further down the unadapted road to the tennis courts to turn around."

Russell-Cooke partner Ed Cracknell answers a reader's question in The Sunday Times's Home Help section, reminding them that, while litigation in court is an option, there are other avenues to explore first.

Our neighbours blocked our turning area is available to read on The Times website via subscription.

Ed is a partner in the property and housing litigation team. He specialises in all aspects of property litigation and property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals, rent and service charge recovery, possession proceedings, and dilapidations claims.