Posted by JoeS on June 30, 2003 at 09:21:15:
I am not an attorney but you have to check the wording in your Deed to the property. If it states that you have a right of way on the driveway then your neighbor cannot deny you access. If the Deed makes no mention whatsoever of anything to do with a driveway, shared drive or access then you may have a problem.
How did you purchase it? Through a Realtor? They should have a signed disclosure by the seller stating the condition of things pertaining to the property, usually including the driveway. A Title search, if done correctly would also have turned up any wording about a drive right of way. Hope this helps.