i own a top floor flat in a converted house. there is only one flat below me. the garden is separated into two, our section being the part at the back (to access we walk through downstairs garden) we do have a gate at the bottom of our garden which lead to the alleyway.
am i legally allowed to put a padlock on this back gate without letting the tenant below having a spare key? (he is a squatting tenant, not paying rent etc...)
We want to up our security as it's not so safe at the moment and giving him a key isn't an option.
can we get away with this? doe she have any rights to access the back gate?