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    • JustJem88
    • By JustJem88 16th May 18, 8:20 AM
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    Building on leasehold land
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    • 16th May 18, 8:20 AM
    Building on leasehold land 16th May 18 at 8:20 AM
    Hi all, I wonder if anyone could help me.


    I have a leasehold Persimmon homes property on a site that is still being developed. On my title deeds there is a small lawned area to the left of my front door (separated by a small path to a carpark) that is clearly marked as mine. I would like to turn this area into an extra parking space, and I'm not sure if this is something I can just do or if I would need a) permission from Persimmon and b) Planning Permission.


    The house over the road from me also had a mirroring patch of land and they have reclaimed it by extending their garden and fencing around it, but I am unable to do this as it is not connected to my garden.


    Other people on the estate have turned their front gardens into driveways, I know one in particular that didn't seek any kind of permission and has had no contact from the builder, and there are some people that have two parking spaces that have built sheds/outhouses on them.


    I was going to just go ahead and do it, paving it with the same brick that the developer has used for the car park, but I don't want to be worrying about potential comebacks in the form of paying for retrospective permission from Persimmon and legal costs along with reverting the work - but also don't want to go down a long path of gaining permission from a (overly difficult to deal with) company, if it wouldn't be required.


    It is clear the piece of land is mine on the plan, but I've always owned freehold properties so I'm not really sure what rights I have.


    Thanks!
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    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th May 18, 8:23 AM
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    I'm not really sure what rights I have.
    Originally posted by JustJem88
    You'll find out by reading your lease.
    • JustJem88
    • By JustJem88 16th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 8:29 AM
    I've read the lease, it's very ambiguous. That's why I'm asking a bit of public opinion as I'm not fluent in legal jargon.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th May 18, 9:02 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:02 AM
    How can people give their opinion on this 'legal jargon' if they can't see it?
    I might be old, but I got to see a lot of good bands...
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th May 18, 9:05 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 9:05 AM
    I've read the lease, it's very ambiguous. That's why I'm asking a bit of public opinion as I'm not fluent in legal jargon.
    Originally posted by JustJem88
    Could you at least quote the bits you think are relevant? Otherwise we're just guessing (though if you want us to do that, I would expect that the lease does include controls over what you do with the front garden and that the developer would be more likely to enforce that if they're still on site).
    • pinklady21
    • By pinklady21 16th May 18, 10:54 AM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:54 AM
    Why not ask your solicitor?
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