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wingrovebuyer, Senior Solicitor
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Our daughter purchased her house last year. Has now received

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Our daughter purchased her house last year. Has now received invoice for rent of adjoining land (driveway) which she thought was hers.
Should this have been pointed out and explained by the conveyancer?
Or must she deal with the "owner" of the land in question?
Who is responsible in such situations?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  wingrovebuyer replied 4 years ago.

wingrovebuyer : Hello. Who sent the invoice please? Is it the only parking space?
JACUSTOMER-22rhf9yu- :

The invoice is from the owner of the land, however she was under the impression that this strip of land was part of the house purchase.

JACUSTOMER-22rhf9yu- :

The invoice is from the owner of the land, she was not aware of this from the person she bought the house from. There is no other off-road parking attached.

JACUSTOMER-22rhf9yu- :

The invoice is from the owner of the land.

JACUSTOMER-22rhf9yu- :

The invoice is from the owner of the land who says the invoice is annual fee.

JACUSTOMER-22rhf9yu- :

Daughter not aware that land did not belong to house. No other off-road parking attached to house. Should conveyance have revealed this? Or vendor? What action is possible?

wingrovebuyer : Sorry - is the owner an individual or company please? In any event, I'd say your daughter should have been told about this. If she has a mortgage, it's also likely the valuation was done on the basis of having freehold parking. However, I need to know on what basis she has a right to park? Presumably you can't say because your daughter wasn't aware she needed a right, as she thought e space came with the house. Does she have access to her title deeds?