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The neighbour might say, yes we totally agree with you it’s a eyesore and we are planning to take it down in the next few months, we are going to remove the windows on your side and build up the brickwork etc. etc
Why are people putting a negative view on these neighbours, as it sounds like they inherited it when they bought the house, and don’t realise it’s impact.
Just sticking a fence up and stopping them from opening the windows is a no no imo
The conversation needs to be made, otherwise they my well turn out the neighbours from HELL.
neighbours, I even photographed their wedding, and would play PlayStation with him regularly online. They had huge parking issues and we had a huge drive and their parking issues were hidden by previous seller so only discovered when they moved in. They were doing the same and asked if they could put their cars on our drive during viewings - plenty of space in the street though.
fine with any action
Just a thought though that,
Even though its only an astronomical posibility that the neighbours or their friends see this thread , if you feel that would be a worry at any point you can delete info or pics in a post or edit by clicking the cog symbol at top of your posts. You might know all this and i dont want to interfere or be patronizing.
I feel a bit terrible to be bringing it up , but who knows they might all smile about it in time.
However, I was looking though the title register from when we bought the house (originally dated 1963) and I noticed it has a covenant which reads this;
'There shall be erected within six months from the date of this dead and forever maintained along the road frontage of the site herby conveyed a kerb ten inches high with an entrance as required but with no gate and along the other boundaries of the said site good and substantial fences or walls no more than four feet six inches high of design which shall have been approved in writing by the vendor or its architect. The division fences marked 'P' on the said plan shall be party fences and used and maintained as such'
Now, from the photo you can kind of see the 'kerb' I think the above is referring to it runs under the brickwork all along towards the front of the house. Our access alley runs beside it. I'll try and get a photo tonight (I'm writing this at work!) But, it looks like its more than ten inches, ill check for sure though.
But I'm really confused because why do we have this covenant when its not on our land? Or is it because the kerb runs along side our land?
Also, I don't know what they mean by 'entrance' and 'no gate' because we have a gate! Should we not have one?! I really wish id asked me solicitor about it at the time.
If anyone could explain it to me in simpler terms that would be appreciated!
Regardless, I'm still going to go ahead with my plan after I've spoken to the neighbours to let them know my intentions. Since I last wrote the original post, the amount of times I've seen my neighbour through the glass in his underpants letting the dogs out! I can see them clearer than I thought!