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by Alicia
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Walls
Topic: Garden wall fell down - help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Re: Garden wall fell down - help please

You could buy a copy of their deeds from Land Registry. In many cases they're available online and will come out of your printer. This will tell you who owns the property. If it turns out to be a housing association as you suspect then you might find them very helpful in getting the wall mended.
by Alicia
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Fences
Topic: 1m high fence on boundary with highway - but not so simple
Replies: 4
Views: 2169

Re: 1m high fence on boundary with highway - but not so simp

Most councils seem to go with the 2m back being no longer adjacent to the highway. But not all. I did an application for a fence adjacent to a highway in Lichfield a few years ago, and there they were interpreting "adjacent to the highway" as being anywhere forward of the front elevation of the hous...
by Alicia
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: ROW over my drive to service new build
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: ROW over my drive to service new build

This is suddenly relevant to me!
by Alicia
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: A close shave. Hopefully.
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: A close shave. Hopefully.

Roblewis wrote: Simply put the fence back on their land - Do not cart it away.
Hadn't thought of that :oops:
by Alicia
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: A close shave. Hopefully.
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

Re: A close shave. Hopefully.

Yes - I'm thinking you're probably right there. But I think it's fair to notify them and give them the opportunity to sort it out. They have always been considerate to us in the past. I sent a letter this week. I'll wait until a week has passed. When I say they put up a "little fence" I mean that it...
by Alicia
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Deterring intruders from front garden
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Deterring intruders from front garden

Just put up a little sign saying "Smile - You're on Camera!"
by Alicia
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: A close shave. Hopefully.
Replies: 4
Views: 1027

A close shave. Hopefully.

Nine and a half years ago we applied for planning permission for an extension (which was granted but we never built). At that time there were no fences between us and our neighbours. On the plans our boundary was marked with a note "fence to be erected at a later date". Roll forward to Jan 2012 and ...
by Alicia
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Cutting back a joint hedge
Replies: 12
Views: 10381

Re: Cutting back a joint hedge

tg0896c wrote: "looking at the properties facing the "front doors" the hedge\wall\fence to the left belongs to the property facing you.
no.
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Buying a house
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

Re: Buying a house

You should ask for a plan which shows the whole extent of what you're paying for. If this plan doesn't exist then one should be made. I'm often commissioned to prepare a Deed Plan for the sale of properties - this is a normal event. If the extra land has been acquired by adverse possession then that...
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Replacing a damaged wall
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Replacing a damaged wall

AJG wrote:Neighbour has not offered to contribute to the cost. If he did contribute would he then be able to claim part ownership of the wall?
No.
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Trees
Topic: Calculation Of Active Hedge Height
Replies: 29
Views: 6266

Re: Calculation Of Active Hedge Height

It would seem to be more cost effective to simply offer a neighbour with an offending hedge a few hundred pounds to reduce it (and keep it that way) rather than involve the council. A bit like finding a woman you hate and buying her a house (instead of getting married).
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Overhanging next door's property & rights of access
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: Overhanging next door's property & rights of access

somewhat_concerned wrote:Seems like the vendors don't want to discuss trying to resolve the issue
That sounds like there might already be a problem with the neighbours about this.
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Your Garden
Topic: FSC Eucalyptus Garden Furniture ............water ingress ??
Replies: 27
Views: 23815

Re: FSC Eucalyptus Garden Furniture ............water ingres

We buy hardwood garden furniture and then do nothing to it. It's already lasted more than ten years. It goes a silver grey colour. This approach is the same as is used by The National Trust. It doesn't take any time or cost any money. As long as hardwood is given an opportunity to dry out after it g...
by Alicia
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: Overhanging next door's property & rights of access
Replies: 14
Views: 1873

Re: Overhanging next door's property & rights of access

3 questions: 1) Can I assume this could cause problems if neighbours don't co-operate even though, in theory, they are legally obliged to? 2)Is this likely to cause difficuties for a re-sale in the future? 3) What would be the best way to attempt to get the land back before buying -ie: have the fen...
by Alicia
Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: claiming land from row
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: claiming land from row

Wouldn't have a ROW extinguish the possibility of ever claiming Adverse Possession - in that the existence of a ROW inherently acknowledges that the land belongs to someone else and it's being used with permission? Albeit a sort of permission that can't be refused.