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  1. If a Restrictive Covenant exists on a piece of land and it's existence is mentioned in simple form in the Title Deeds, can an ordinary person obtain further information about the Covenant from Land Registry if they hold it on file?
  2. No, nobody else could benefit from it. It currently has a shed on it that's about to collapse and they're not really interested in replacing, so the land won't 'feel' like a loss to them. What I'm really saying is that I accept the legal costs as they, it seems, are unavoidable. But if the value of the land is less than the value of the tree work I agreed to, I might see if I can buy the land and let them worry about their tree (it's ugly but doesn't affect my plans in the slightest).
  3. So, it turns out that the land is owned by a Church. So it appears that we have to follow their strict procedure to buy it. This means that we need to instruct our own conveyancer and also a chartered surveyor to report on the land in question. We will also need to cover their legal costs as this is in no way beneficial to the Church. I expect this will cost us around £3k in fees. With that in mind, we might be better to buy the land for it's true value and forget the original offer to sort the tree. Any guesses what it might be worth? It's around 15m2 of 'garden land' that currently forms a corner of a rarely used lawn/overspill car park?
  4. I'll take a look at it then. It's not an essential transfer for our project, but just enables us to save more trees. There is no mortgage on their land, but there is on ours at the moment.
  5. I am trying to acquire a small piece of land from my neighbour, it's about 150 sq ft, I have offered a deal to sort out a big dead tree problem they have and that I'll cover the legal work for the transfer. All is well so far, it's actually a pretty good deal for them for a piece of land they don't really need. I will arrange the surveyor to produce the LR compliant plans, but is a conveyancer necessary for the legal work to transfer it if both parties are compliant?
  6. I am erring towards this. From a practical standpoint, this fence will serve 3 main purposes, boundary demarcation, temporary separation while the landscaping becomes established and to keep the Deer at bay. Carefully thought out landscaping will increasingly hold the Deer back, so the fence becomes less important over time.
  7. This is what I think we'll do. Sounds like the best option. The boundary already has established plants along it and just needs filling in. We'll probably go to 5ft if we can, to make it more of a challenge for the Deer who tear our garden up. I guess it's just whether we use Timber posts straight in the ground as you described or concrete repair spurs with Timber posts attached. Thanks!
  8. Hi @Phaedrus from a fellow Norfolk member. I think I know the project you've bought...🤔
  9. Welcome @SeanGreentree from a fellow Norfolk member. Good luck with your plans.
  10. We're planning to sell the property from which our plot was formed soon. It's a fairly large 3-bedroom 1950's 140m2 bungalow, standing in 0.5 acre of mature landscaped garden, in a highly secluded but desirable village location, close to amenities. The bungalow is solid and habitable (we've been living in it for the last 12 months), but would benefit from renovation. It has been valued at about £380-400k as it is. We haven't rushed to market with it because we ideally want to wait for Spring, when the garden comes alive as it is packed with lots of beautiful trees, non-native plants, shrubs etc. We also don't want to move out until our self-build plans are granted. The question is, should we go for outline planning permission for a conversion? Would the work of obtaining permission positively benefit the sale or is the agro just not worth it? We'd really like to be sure of hitting at least £400k for it, any more would of course be great.
  11. Yes, that's my worry. When we sell, we are hoping to restrict the building line somewhat to protect the privacy of us in our adjacent property and the neighbour the other side. The planned location respects this. In essence, I'd like to get the old septic decommissioned and filled in before we sell, but I'm guessing I can't really leave it connected to nothing?
  12. As as update to this, we are now in the planning phase of splitting this property up, to sell the original Bungalow with half-an-acre. The location of the current Septic Tank is a piece of land that we'd like to ideally retain. We do have an option to connect to the mains drains, but it's not easy and would have to dodge around the RPA's of 3 or 4 substantial trees. I'm wondering if it would be better for us to install a new treatment plant instead. The property is in need of modernisation, but I can see an easy location for a treatment plant to go (in the drive) and can be easily reached from the current pipework. What else is involved? Of course it'll be a case of choosing a capable treatment plant and dropping it into a hole in the ground with a feed in from the house. What else is there? A separate run-off tank? Soakaway? If we fit something half decent, then it'll hopefully be sufficient for the new owners and should accommodate their future plans without disrupting our land in the future. Hopefully it'll improve the saleability too over the dodgy old stink tank that's currently there. Or is it just too complicated for us to contemplate given that we'll be selling the property anyway?
  13. How much detail do you need to go into at planning stage for specific material finishes? Our build design is not at all street-facing. In fact one of my biggest bug-bears is that very few people will be able to see it! Our architect is advising us to decide on pretty much every aspect of external finish at the point that we put in for planning, but what are the planning implications of changing things like what cladding option we choose and what render colour etc further down the line? Particularly with a property that doesn't need to fit into a street/village scene? We feel a bit overwhelmed with external finish options at the minute and remain hopeful that we might get to go to a self-build show at some point this year, where we'll get to see lots of finish options in real life. Even if we don't get to do that and we force ourselves to decide now, there is every chance we'll change our minds over the course of the project. Also, with doors and windows, is it a fair assumption that if you put in for the biggest option, then opt to reduce the size (for whatever reason), planning aren't likely to have an issue with that?
  14. We had one near us, I've never seen anything like it. Was a simple plot split, but all the local residents got together and decided to latch onto the presence of Slow worms. It got refused for a number of reasons, but the Slow worms definitely put the nail in the coffin! We've not put plans in yet, but we're hopeful as we aren't street facing at all. In fact, anyone that says they're affected by it are just those that hate change but can't really stand a proper reason up against it. It doesn't block anyones view, light, enjoyment of their property etc. It's just change and I know that in itself will bring the objections in, hopefully they'll be the usual meaningless drivel.