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Hi all

I work as a school caretaker and my flat is directly attatched to the school.

Now after 5 years the School management have decided that exit from the the flat through the school out of hours has been banned

Apparently they have looked into the legal side of this and it is for "security reasons"

Now the schools back door has always been designated as my front door and the fire exit as my back door.

are they entitled to do this.

I recently signed a new service occupational agreement, and it did not mention any changes like this.

this change means that most of my non immediate family cannot visit me out of hours, as they are mostly elderly and infirm and need access through the front door and the lift.

Are the school able to make changes like this out of the blue?

This has caused considerable distress for me and my family, as i have a wife with learning difficulties and a seven year old child.

Is sole access to a property up a fire escape to a first floor flat legal?

any advice would be appreciated !!!!!!

sorry about any spelling mistakes as i am at a library and on a countdown!

thanks

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Hi all

I work as a school caretaker and my flat is directly attatched to the school.

Now after 5 years the School management have decided that exit from the the flat through the school out of hours has been banned

Apparently they have looked into the legal side of this and it is for "security reasons"

Now the schools back door has always been designated as my front door and the fire exit as my back door.

are they entitled to do this.

I recently signed a new service occupational agreement, and it did not mention any changes like this.

this change means that most of my non immediate family cannot visit me out of hours, as they are mostly elderly and infirm and need access through the front door and the lift.

Are the school able to make changes like this out of the blue?

This has caused considerable distress for me and my family, as i have a wife with learning difficulties and a seven year old child.

Is sole access to a property up a fire escape to a first floor flat legal?

any advice would be appreciated !!!!!!

sorry about any spelling mistakes as i am at a library and on a countdown!

thanks

I don't know about the housing law side of that but your contract of employment probably has terms implied by custom and practice such as entry via the school and they cant just change them without your consent.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/EmploymentContractsAndConditions/DG_10037109

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Is sole access to a property up a fire escape to a first floor flat legal?

I viewed a place to buy (BTL) that was exactly like this, so I guess that it must be

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If your occupation is a tenancy, then if you have been enjoying access through the school since your employment started you have a legal right (an easement). The school cannot change the access without your agreement. If your occupation is not a tenancy I still think that any means of access (and especially to the front door!) you have enjoyed since the start has to continue.

Rather than offer reasons why the school cannot change the access, the thing to do is to ask them by what authority they seek to make the change and take it from there. Write to the school something like this:

Since I first occupied the flat I have enjoyed access through the front door. Such access is a right that goes with the flat. By what authority do you seek unilaterally to cancel the right?

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