We are new to this so you will have to bear with me
We have all the original old documents to the house as their was only one main owner and they kept everything. Two of the old documents I have picked are a Conveyance document and this separate Abstract of Title document and on this abstract titlement it has a list ( 7 in total ) and the fifth mentions about what im querying
when I spoke to the land registery today all they have is the " basic" information , what we already have ie what are boundary measurements are , etc
This Abstract of the Title document from 1937 contain 4 large pages of writing which also includes old brown paper drawings/scales
In the list of 7 items , it mentions in the others things like no buildings can be erected for shops purposes, no more than 2 semi detached houses should be erected on the plot of land etc
This document has signatures on it also
Ive never looked at documents like this prior and it gives me the impression this is the plan before they got built
We are on a bank and our neighbours peoperty steps down and before we moved there they had an extension done that comes up right against out drive and when you look up there guttering hangs over our drive . We recently renewed our drive and she began to nitpick about a small pillar on our boundary and ask for a letter in writing from us to say they can do work on the wall if they wish to . So we have decided to look into exactly what our boundary measurements are but also this old document which mentions about the no buildings within 7ft 6" of our boundary
A lady from the land registery said it sounds like an extension of the conveyance ?
I wish I could show it you ! as emails can be a little ambiguous
One the first pager at the top it says:
ABSTRACT of the TITLE
Mr Harold Goldstraw to two messages or dwellinghouses known as " colcha " and "penlon" greenbank road , maybank , in the coy of Stafford
BY CONVCE of this date made between Joseph Cook of the crossway maybank in the coy of Stafford builder (thrinar clld "the vr") of one pt and John barratt wooliscroft of 28 milehouse lane afrsd builder (thrinar called "the pur") of the orppt
then it continues......
it seems like the agreement and purchase and design of the land/house
To ascertain where our measurements are on our land in regards to the boundary measurements
If the extension are neighbour next to us correct and legally acceptable as like I said prior the have extended across right up to our drive so there is no gap between the drive and property at all , When you add the guttering overhang onto this it has meant it will restrict how far we could go across with an extension . It seems whilst the elderly lady prior was living here they took advantage of how much they could do. We discovered because they have dug away at their land so much its affected the structure of our garage in the garden . But obviously all this was done a couple of years before we moved in . I guess we are upset that they think they can do as they wish without consulting us as normal people about any future work . The other day she outright asked my husband for something in writing about our boundary wall saying they can do work , basically without speaking to us
Attachments are only available to registered users.
Whilst ive been communicating with you, I retrieved our Title Register from the Land Registry and there is an Schedule of restrictive covenants and no.5 says ;
No buildings to be erected on the plot of land hereby conveyed shall be erected within seven feet six inches of the western and eastern boundaries of said land
Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by is it contained on her title ? where would I look ?
Ive read through our Register Title and it even picks up on the 1937 document I first brought to your attention - in section C
It says ; 1. A conveyance of the land in this title and other land dates 16th august 1937 made between (1) joseph cook (vendor) and (2) john barratt woolis-croft (purchaser) contains covenants details of which are set out in the schedule of restrictive covenants hereto.
2. The land is subject to the rights contained in a conveyance of the land in this title dated 26th feb 1945 made between (1) Harold goldstraw and (2) Oswald brown
Thank you for your prompt replies
The absolute truth is for whatever reason , they had an issue with us from the moment we moved into our house which is sad as we are a genuine nice couple
We haven't been happy with a few things they have done but we let it go as were so distracted in our lives and business but we now have time to see where we stand as people and owners and the nit picking and requesting written letters has not impressed my husband .
I have retrieved their Title Register and as its a public one it may not have everything you require but this is some of their restrictions . number 4 stood out to me .....
The following are details of the covenants contained in the Conveyance
dated 23 February 1955 referred to in the Charges Register:-
The Purchasers thereby covenanted with the Vendor that they the
Purchasers and their successors in title would at all times thereater
duly observe and perform the covenants and conditions contained in the
First Schedule thereto
THE FIRST SCHEDULE before referred to
Restrictive covenants and conditions to be observed and performed by
1. No building of any kind other than 5 dwellinghouses with
appropriate offices and garages to be appurtenant thereto and occupied
therewith should be erected on the said land and such dwellinghouses
should not be used for any noxious or offensive trade business or
manufacture or as a shop or licenced premises for the sale of
intoxicating liquor or in any way whereby the same may be or become a
nuisance or annoyance to the owners or occupiers of the adjoining land.
2. The dwellinghouses proposed to be erected on the said plot of land
should have their principal aspect facing the road to which the said
land abuts and should be set back to the building line shown on the
3. Plans of the buildings proposed to be erected on the said land
should be submitted to and approved by the Vendor or his Surveyor for
the time being before the building should have commenced
4. No building erected on the said plot of land should be erected
within 7 feet 6 inches of the north eastern and north western
boundaries of the said plot of land but the restriction should not
apply to a detached garage greenhouse or summerhouse to be erected at
the rear of the said dwellinghouses.
NOTE 1:-The building line referred to in clause 3 forms the existing
line of buildings
NOTE 2:-The North eastern boundary of the land in this title forms the
north eastern boundary referred to and the north western boundary of
the land in this title forms part of the north western boundary
referred to in clause 4.