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« on: November 20, 2020, 05:01:31 PM »

Hi everyone, hoping i can get some advice regarding the property we have rented.

We have only been in the property 4 weeks and the landlord has just informed us that they are turning the gardens into a car park. They said work will start when building warrant goes through.

When we decided on the property one of the main points were the gardens.

We will now be left with no garden at all and have a business customer car park 15ft from the back door of the property.

Can a landlord just remove part of the property like this after taking on the property with gardens marked on the lease?

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 05:27:59 PM »

Err no?

What is the description of the property in the tenancy agreement?
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 08:43:28 PM »

Hi...

Its the new covid tennancy lease. It has the house name, address and post code and It specifies in the other areas section 'Gardens'

It is a detached house with Gardens which belong to the property..

However they own the business not far from the property.
They just bought land ( someones garden) which was between this prooerty and their business car park.
So the intention is to extend the car park.

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 11:22:03 PM »

What is a Covid tenancy lease? Not heard of that one. I assume you have raised objections,if so what was the response? If they don't need planning permission I don't suppose the local council will be interested. They are certainly in the wrong,but you may have to either take legal action against them,or look for somewhere else.They should not be able to keep you to the terms of the lease,as they have made these changes against your wishes. You should at least tell them you expect a reduction in rent to make up for the loss of garden.   
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 01:33:12 AM »

Thanks for the reply...

The covid lease is an extra protection for tenants during this time up until March 21, where it reverts back to normal. It looks like it is there to protect tenants who may be furlowed on reduced earnings , or get laid off due to business down turn. Pretty much protects against financial hardship on meeting payments so they cant activate the normal clauses.

We have pretty much decided to move again... We decided its not worth the hassle and bad feeling it wouod cause... just a bit annoyed at more moving costs and general upheaval tbh...
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 06:03:20 AM »

Nope.

Issue court proceedings

Plenty of law books and shelter are great,   You can also pay Which 12 quid a month for unlimited legal advice on such matters which is probably best done before issuing those proceedings

Seriously dont let these greasy swines screw over no matter whether you have moved or not..   There is money in a claim  - you have expenses to pay and been inconvenienced by their greed and inconsiderate behaviour.   Sounds to me like a judge would be well on your side.

A persons home is far more important than some greasy landlord trying to make some more cash at your expense and the lawyer they eventually hire will know that and settle or be beaten in court..

you just have to channel your inner bulldog.  Bite and dont let go...  You either win this one or you lose it.  The only way you lose is to walk away..

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