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    • Torfoxwell
    • By Torfoxwell 17th Mar 17, 8:46 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 8:46 AM
    House Deeds 17th Mar 17 at 8:46 AM
    Hi Guys,

    Not really looking for answers but would like to know if anyone has been in a similar situation?

    We have found the house we love going through the process of it all etc , however we have had the land registry info come through and it has shown a few things , basically our drive isn't on there but the access road appears to be ours ? however if the drive inst our then in future we could find ourselves with a block to our garage ?

    The estate agents said that the drive was our plus they did not tell us there was a charge from the council to park outside our house.

    Anyone going through or has gone through a similar situation ?
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 17th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 9:09 AM
    Without seeing what you're looking at it's difficult to provide advice - presumably your solicitor can assist (since it's what you're paying them for!). When you say your drive "isn't on there" do you mean it's outside the area of ownership or just that it isn't plotted on the underlying Ordnance Survey map? (the latter doesn't matter).

    What's "the access road"? A public road? Something private but shared with neighbours? What do you mean by "a charge from the council to park outside" - if there are parking restrictions then surely that's obvious?
    • G_M
    • By G_M 17th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:39 PM
    Do not rely on anything the EA tells you.

    He's not a lawyer and just wants you to buy - hence his reassuring noises!

    If the area of land on which your drive sits is not included in the Title Plan to the property, then do a LR 'map enquiry' to identify that plot of land and see if there is a seperate title for it, and if so who owns it.

    If the property is in an area where there are parking restrictions, that ill be clear (yellow lines and/or signs saying "residents only" or similar. The council traffic highways dept will tell you how to get a residents parking permit ad at what cost.
    Last edited by G_M; 17-03-2017 at 5:01 PM.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 17th Mar 17, 2:03 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:03 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:03 PM
    Is the garage on the title plan? You need to check. The present owner could have an arrangement to use the drive and the garage belonging to someone else and if it isn't on your title plan then you may not be able to use it.

    If the price of the house is based on you being able to use the drive and the garage do you still want to pay the same price for the house if it turns out that you don't own the drive or the garage? This is what searches are for to show you exactly what you are buying. What something looks like when you view a house can often turn out not to be the case when the searches are done.
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