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    • spiraltp
    • By spiraltp 13th Oct 18, 12:16 AM
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    Advice on new build issues
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    • 13th Oct 18, 12:16 AM
    Advice on new build issues 13th Oct 18 at 12:16 AM
    Hi we are in the process and very close to completion on a shared ownership new build . We went to see the house liked it etc but after the process began we visited again and found the neighbour has built a huge shed / outbuilding right next to the fence itís about ten feet tall it blocks light and is very ugly all made of wood a diy effort . We contacted the developer who said they would ensure it was taken down as it had no permission . They have now said they did authorise him to do so! We were never told it was going to be built and would not have got this far if it had been there when we went to view it . Where do we stand we are considering withdrawing from the same but we will lose fees paid already doesnít seem fair when they didnít tell us they had authorised a huge ugly builidijg right next to the fence
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    • da_rule
    • By da_rule 13th Oct 18, 5:40 AM
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    Were they obliged to tell you what authorisations they had given to other people on the estate?

    Also, is it beyond the realms of reasonableness or contemplation for someone to build a shed in their back garden? I would say not. And where do sheds usually go? Next to a fence.

    If this has put you off, and you are still at a stage where you can pull out then do so, but it is difficult to see how you would be enetitled to anything off of the developer. Yes, they may have made a mistake in telling you they would get it removed but the person who said that may have just made an honest mistake in not realising that permission had been granted.
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 13th Oct 18, 6:24 AM
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    • 13th Oct 18, 6:24 AM
    If it is genuinely 10 feet tall at the boundary then it may contravene permitted development and you can contact the planning department.

    It sounds like the developer has shot themselves in the foot, somewhat, although if you are close to completion then you have probably already exchanged, no?
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    • pawlala
    • By pawlala 13th Oct 18, 7:22 AM
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    Just build a similar sized shed and paint it pink. Then you'll have much more bargaining power.
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