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by jencast
Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What type of neighbour are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2358

Re: What type of neighbour are you?

We own a house where he neighboring property was tenanted by a talented gardener. He cultivated a beautiful garden. One wall of my house bordered the garden and he saw it fit to NAIL into our wall so his creeping rose could climb up the wall and sprout roses thru the summer. I expressed my concern o...
by jencast
Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Parish Councillors
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: Parish Councillors

Thank you, I will ask the questions of this small village parish council. None of these questions are intended to diminish the work that the pc does, as I know it can be quite a thankless job. I would actively participate in the parish council but as a non citizen, I have read, I could not hold a po...
by jencast
Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:37 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Two separate dwellings
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: Two separate dwellings

To conclude this post happily, I am pleased to report that we have now gained planning permission for 2 separate dwellings. We applied in 2005 to have the cottage renovated as a games room. Planning approved it as an annexe. We did not follow the submitted plans exactly and finished the reno in 2008...
by jencast
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Parish Councillors
Replies: 13
Views: 1783

Re: Parish Councillors

I have a couple of questions regarding parish councilors and the transparency of their decisions when it comes to supporting or objecting to planning applications. I realize they don't have much input in terms of planning law, but can they be held accountable for applying the same rules when it come...
by jencast
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What type of neighbour are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2358

Re: What type of neighbour are you?

Just as a followup, my previous ugly hearted neighbor has moved on as of July 2013. They sold up to a young ambitious and energetic couple who has invested and dramatically improved the value of their property. They have been considerate, accommodating and always with a mind to make sure their actio...
by jencast
Fri May 09, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Landlord and Tenant
Topic: Housing Benefit Reform
Replies: 13
Views: 5769

Re: Housing Benefit Reform

My last tenant was on benefits and because of the new reforms and a change in situation, she gave her notice to vacate. The council has been good regarding the damages claimed against the bond(even though I had to wait 4weeks to receive it). Would I do it again? Yes. She was a good tenant, rent paid...
by jencast
Wed May 09, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What type of neighbour are you?
Replies: 20
Views: 2358

Re: What type of neighbour are you?

I would consider myself to be a pretty easygoing neighbor unless you abuse the priviledge. If a neighbor's project causes inconvenience, I would appreciate them coming over to talk to me about it before work starts. If their builders cause damage, I expect them to fix it, but I don't expect my prefe...
by jencast
Thu May 03, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Landlord and Tenant
Topic: need advice on taking action on my landlord
Replies: 20
Views: 8785

Re: need advice on taking action on my landlord

Life is too short to be stressing, so move on if you can't live with the row. The landlord may not have been clear on the row and delayed til he received advise from his solicitors or seen his neighbors deeds. It took us 2 years to convince the servient property that we had a right to excercise our ...
by jencast
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Mutual access path
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Mutual access path

Who does the servient land belong to? If your deeds are silent on maintenance, I would check everyone's else's deeds to see if the right and responsibility for maintenance is noted on their deeds. HMLR should allow you visibility to other's deeds for a small charge online.
by jencast
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Landlord and Tenant
Topic: Housing Benefit Reform
Replies: 13
Views: 5769

Re: Housing Benefit Reform

In my experience, the council has paid a higher rent than the private tenant and they were able to put up a bond of twice the monthly rent if I granted a 12 month ast. They are also paying me directly and have allowed me to discuss with the them any details regarding the tenants rent payments. I'll ...
by jencast
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Prescriptive rights?
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

Re: Prescriptive rights?

Value does not matter. However, I would gather my evidence to support unopposed use to access your property from previous owners by way of statutory declarations, and also secure same from neighbors if possible. Then I would file at the Land Registry and they can communicate this to the land owner w...
by jencast
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Neighbour using our land to turn around?
Replies: 14
Views: 1955

Re: Neighbour using our land to turn around?

It would help to know the exact wording of the row over your land. Then you would know the limitations of what you and the neighbor can do over each other's land. If it is clear, I would reinstate that fence/gate pronto to interrupt/avoid any possible expansion of the row or any addl claims for a ro...
by jencast
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Parking on public highway
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Parking on public highway

Can my nfh claim adverse possession of a part of the public highway by exclusively parking on a specific stretch day in and out 24/7? I can dispute the continuous parking claim, as I have parked in those spots numerous times over the past years. Only one other person has parked in that space within ...
by jencast
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Landlord and Tenant
Topic: Non paying tenant
Replies: 20
Views: 8967

Re: Non paying tenant

I am a private landlord and my tenant is vacating early to be closer to home. They have stopped paying rent, but I plan to pursue them for back rent til the end of the tenancy and also go after their guarantor. When I file in small claims court and get a CCJ, I will send a baliff around to their hom...
by jencast
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Seller failed to disclose neighbours planning permission
Replies: 15
Views: 3253

Re: Seller failed to disclose neighbours planning permission

I would do a couple of things before I called the conveyancing solicitor that did your searches. First, I would go online to the planning portal and research the planning application that was submitted. There you will find all the relevant dates and property addresses, owners that were notified in w...