We have an IP that had some fence damage in a recent storm. Our IP boarders several properties and have been able to work with 2 of our neighbours fine. However, the third neighbour happens to be Hunter Water (gov body). In this case it is our entire rear fence. Essentially there is a grass 'lane way' at the rear of the property however its land owned by Hunter Water. Us and our neighbour share the boundary and we both have a shed at the rear of our property and gates for access. The properties are approximately 60years old. When we approached Hunter Water, they were happy to go 50/50 until we issued the quote for a fence and new gate. They are refusing pay if there is a gate involved. They have mentioned they are open to a replacement gate, however with the proviso of rent for access. When we purchased the property, none of this was disclosed, however I believe no such agreement was in place. Currently the neighbour doesn't pay for access. Does anyone have any experience with 'right of way' due to historical reasons. Or anything along that way of thinking. Cheers.