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    In short, my solicitor tells me I can't build any structure within 5 metres of the boundary between me and my neighbour. It's not exactly a huge garden & that was exactly where I wanted to put a summerhouse.

    I can stuck it somewhere else but I'm concerned that these kind of restrictions could affect my ability to sell at s later date. Another clause is that I have no right to light (or something) where this boundary is concerned so the neighbour could stick something there & block out my light.

    The reason for these Covenants is that the garden is formed from land purchased from the neighbouring property & they made these stipulations when they sold it.

    I'm generally not worried about such things bit perhaps I should be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    In short, my solicitor tells me I can't build any structure within 5 metres of the boundary between me and my neighbour. It's not exactly a huge garden & that was exactly where I wanted to put a summerhouse.

    I can stuck it somewhere else but I'm concerned that these kind of restrictions could affect my ability to sell at s later date. Another clause is that I have no right to light (or something) where this boundary is concerned so the neighbour could stick something there & block out my light.

    The reason for these Covenants is that the garden is formed from land purchased from the neighbouring property & they made these stipulations when they sold it.

    I'm generally not worried about such things bit perhaps I should be?

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    Buy their house too and knock it down.

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    Does the covenant define a structure - i.e. is it a permanent structure or a temporary one?


    If it's a permanent structure then you would be OK putting up a wooden shed/summer house as long as it is not tied in to foundations and its height is less than 2.4m (off the top of my head)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumbo Robot View Post
    Any questions, legal or medical, this is my first port of call


    Ok, to answer that one, no you can't sue a farmer for any STDs you pick up from his sheep.
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