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Detached or end of terrace?

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  • RelievedSheff
    RelievedSheff Posts: 11,313 Forumite
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    It is a semi detached house. There is living accommodation above the garage which shares a party wall.
  • bluelad1927
    bluelad1927 Posts: 339 Forumite
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 9:15PM
    Stubod said:
    ..IMHO, I would classify this as a link detached house...
    If it was just the carport maybe but no way if there are rooms attached to each other
  • 400ixl
    400ixl Posts: 2,795 Forumite
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    edited 15 December 2023 at 10:06PM
    Have seen those houses, they look a bit odd and the estate is a bit of a warren. Have family that live on it and they are happy enough there.
  • Does it matter? You are either happy with what it is or isn't attached to or you're not 
  • staffie1
    staffie1 Posts: 1,965 Forumite
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    Houses like that are overpriced whatever you choose to call them. They can’t give them away at the moment.
    If you will the end, you must will the means.
  • GDB2222
    GDB2222 Posts: 24,661 Forumite
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    eddddy said:

    The price is what somebody is willing to pay.

    The estate agent has a legal obligation not to say anything that is misleading - so It's a question of whether consumers would be misled by that property listing.



    I guess if you want to be pedantic, you could call it semi-detached. It's not a terrace, the 2 closer houses in the photo are detached from the further 2.

    According to the RICS definition, it's not link detached, because the 1st floor bedroom/bathroom has a party wall with the neighbour.

    Link-detached

    A link-detached property or house is a term given to residential units that share no common walls with another house or dwelling. They are, however, typically linked together by a garage.

    Link: https://www.ricsfirms.com/glossary/residential-property-types-definitions/

    What are the repercussions for the EA if they have mistakenly described the property as detached? It’s unlikely that any buyer would be misled by that, as it is obvious what they are buying.
    No reliance should be placed on the above! Absolutely none, do you hear?
  • GaleSF63
    GaleSF63 Posts: 1,536 Forumite
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    Does it matter? You are either happy with what it is or isn't attached to or you're not 
    I agree. As long as it is clear to an insurance company or anyone else who ought to know exactly what is there.
  • EnPointe
    EnPointe Posts: 368 Forumite
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    edited 23 December 2023 at 4:12PM
    The house in the OP is really  semi detatched , although you can see why people might want to push 'link detatched' given the only common wall is one wall of the bedroom and  one of the bathrooms  (i.e. over the  carport / covered yard)

    Now the house @grumbler posted, it's  massively  stretching any  defintion of Detatched to  ascribe  detatched to it  -  especially  as there is plenty of prior art in the UK  from the interwar  and  1950s/60s of  Semis with different street addresses ( pair of  semis on a semi set back corner plot  one  with an address on the main road and one with tan address on the  side road 
  • km1500
    km1500 Posts: 2,324 Forumite
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    I think as far as estate agents are concerned their standard terms are that not to rely on anything they say and to do your own research blah blah blah in fact they could describe the property as a 50-story tower block and still not face any repercussions.
  • RHemmings
    RHemmings Posts: 3,467 Forumite
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    GDB2222 said:
    eddddy said:

    The price is what somebody is willing to pay.

    The estate agent has a legal obligation not to say anything that is misleading - so It's a question of whether consumers would be misled by that property listing.



    I guess if you want to be pedantic, you could call it semi-detached. It's not a terrace, the 2 closer houses in the photo are detached from the further 2.

    According to the RICS definition, it's not link detached, because the 1st floor bedroom/bathroom has a party wall with the neighbour.

    Link-detached

    A link-detached property or house is a term given to residential units that share no common walls with another house or dwelling. They are, however, typically linked together by a garage.

    Link: https://www.ricsfirms.com/glossary/residential-property-types-definitions/

    What are the repercussions for the EA if they have mistakenly described the property as detached? It’s unlikely that any buyer would be misled by that, as it is obvious what they are buying.
    Speaking for myself as a (hopefully ex-) buyer, I would think that the EA is a bit dodgy because they are misdescribing properties. 
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