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by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Trees
Topic: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Owning a tree with a TPO : Hassle from Neighbours

Somewhere on the forum is a humorous comment concerning large TPOd trees and house ownership - anyone? Some years ago, in the Land Rover Series One club magazine, there was a cartoon sketch of the very first Land Rover prototype (very distictive, and long lost) with a tree growing through it. The c...
by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which insurers ... if any?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Which insurers ... if any?

Hi Mr Sheen, Thankyou for that. Food for thought. SWMBO dealt with all the arrangements, so I'll pass it back to her, but it looks like we are onto a loser. Our pain is slightly reduced by Zoopla saying our bungalow is worth £70,000 more than we paid. (Our next door neighbour paid £100,000 more for ...
by jonahinoz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Which insurers ... if any?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Which insurers ... if any?

Hi, Complicated! We booked a removal van, not realising we were dealing with a broker (?). Not the cheapest, but they promised the earth. Paid a deposit. Then had to cancel at short notice as the person we were buying from was unable to move when she said. Elderly lady (spinster we think), blind and...
by jonahinoz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: neighbour pushing into garden
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: neighbour pushing into garden

Hi, Fast forward into the unforseeable future, when you want to sell your house. A potential purchaser may look sideways at these incursions, and either walk away, or push you to sort it out ... and then walk away ... or make a silly offer. Alternatively, your neighbour may sell, with the buyer expe...
by jonahinoz
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Animals
Topic: Dangerous Dog in garden
Replies: 20
Views: 11496

Re: Dangerous Dog in garden

Hi, Some years ago, a neighbour had a dog that he described as a pit-bull. It grabbed my dog by the throat. Neighbour stood there, said his dog would not let go until my dog was dead. My wife and a friend tried to release our dog, to no avail... until my wife hit it "between the eyes" with a house b...
by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 325

Re: Advice please

Hi,

It could be worse. You have built a kitchen extension. They could build a garage ...which might take the exhaust fumes 15 to 20ft away from the back of your house.

John W
by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Fences
Topic: Highway Boundary Fence
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Highway Boundary Fence

Hi, I'm probably wrong, but my understanding is that if your wall is one metre high at the top end of your garden, then it can be projected horizontally towards the front of your property. Naw! That can't be right, as it would allow you to build the wall up to first floor window sill height along it...
by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Boundaries
Topic: How can I make my neighbour close his dispute?
Replies: 27
Views: 2486

Re: How can I make my neighbour close his dispute?

as no one wants to buy a property with an unresolved neighbours' dispute.

Hi Miss Daisy,

Er ... your neighbour might want to buy your flat ... and is acting this way to encourage you to sell.

John W
by jonahinoz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Hedges
Topic: Neighbour refuses to stop cutting hedge on our property
Replies: 16
Views: 620

Re: Neighbour refuses to stop cutting hedge on our property

Hi, Which came first and when? I would think most likely the hedge was first, with the boundary in the middle. Your neighbour erected a fence to keep his dog in. I did that forty odd years ago. Half the hedge is yours, subject to the implied abandonment of the other half of the hedge by your neighbo...
by jonahinoz
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permission?
Replies: 14
Views: 10100

Re: Household and Garden Rubbish Clearance Planning Permission?

Hi, I broke up a brand new sheet of plasterboard, put it in a black bag, took it to the LA tip. On arriving, I wa challenged by a "jobsworth", who wanted to see my permit. Apparently my little Hijet pick-up, (think Bedford Rascal lookalike) was a goods vehicle, therefore I must be carrying "trade wa...
by jonahinoz
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Rentcharge Title-Bomb - Desperate for advice
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Rentcharge Title-Bomb - Desperate for advice

Hi,

Perhaps the OP's solicitor is waiting for 2037? ... https://www.burnetts.co.uk/publications ... entcharges

John W
by jonahinoz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: House access across farmers field. Animals,obnoxious farmer
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

Re: House access across farmers field. Animals,obnoxious farmer

PS,

What happens when a dog on a leash "disturbs" cows kipping on a bridleway.

John W
by jonahinoz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: House access across farmers field. Animals,obnoxious farmer
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

Re: House access across farmers field. Animals,obnoxious farmer

Hi,

I have heard of a bridleway that was NOT a footpath. Maybe it was an urban myth ... started by the farmer. Whatever, the farmer acknkowledged there was a RoW for horses, but not people on foot. You couldn't make it up.

John W
by jonahinoz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Rights of Way
Topic: Our track
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Our track

Hi, Your neighbour is probably aware that he is vunerable to LA interest, and is relying on your goodwill. Perhaps just the request that he asks his clients to drive a bit slower, with no implied threats, would do the trick? A "speed ditch" might be cheaper than a "speed bump". Would an unlocked gat...
by jonahinoz
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Indennity Insurance ... academic
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Indennity Insurance ... academic

Hi, We have just bought a bungalow ... exchanged Saturday, move tomorrow (Monday). The bungalow was built in 1985. Looking through the finacial documentation, just received, we can see that the Vendor paid £225 for Indenity Assurance. We had agreed to this. It covers .... The lack of Building Regula...