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    • charltonfan1
    • By charltonfan1 18th Apr 17, 2:38 PM
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    New Home Developer retaining right to approve future home improvements
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    • 18th Apr 17, 2:38 PM
    New Home Developer retaining right to approve future home improvements 18th Apr 17 at 2:38 PM
    Going through the legal paperwork for a new home purchase (Bellway are the developer) and a restrictive covenant is included whereby we would need to seek their permission to go ahead with any addition or structural alterations in the future.

    Is this normal? Why do they have an interest once all the units on the development have been sold?
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 18th Apr 17, 2:55 PM
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    Unfortunately quite normal, it is a way of possibly generating further income by requesting a fee to give permission for additions/alterations. Developers will always claim that the RC is to make sure the development is not spoiled by unsightly alterations.
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 18th Apr 17, 3:13 PM
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    Is that restriction for all time? We had it but only until all houses sold and developer off site.
    • charltonfan1
    • By charltonfan1 18th Apr 17, 3:38 PM
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    Is that restriction for all time? We had it but only until all houses sold and developer off site.
    Originally posted by comeandgo
    It does not appear to have a time scale - it is open ended
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 18th Apr 17, 4:20 PM
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    Get a timescale put in, their scheduled finish date not the actual one which could be never.
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