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what is the current time on a property to allow users

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what is the current time period on a property to allow users rights
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using Just Answer.

My name is ***** ***** am happy to assist you with your enquiry.

Could you please give me a little more information? What are the circumstances?

Thanks
AL
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been living at my current address for eight and a half years, and have been storing stuff for my work as a self employed builder, and the council now say I am in breach of planning consent as it is a residential property

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

Hi Ian,

Have the Council served any formal Notice on you and if so, what are they accusing you of doing?

AL
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No formal notice, just suspected change of use to builders yard

Expert:  Aston Lawyer replied 3 years ago.

Hi,

For any material change of use, you must have been operating the "unlawful use" for a period of at least ten years before it becomes "lawful".

I'm afraid, therefore, that you fall short of this period, and the Council will be entitled to serve you with an Enforcement Notice, requesting that you stop this use.

I am sorry this isn't the answer you were looking for, but hope I have assisted.

Kind Regards
AL
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