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Hi, They are now claiming they are the landlords but originally it was owned by education, who would not take on the maintenance of this property after the school was closed. I was made redundant in 2004. The council would not take the property as a council house, so i was left to maintain it. I have paid all utility & council tax whilst living in the house. I was offered to purchase the property in 2004, as know department would take on the property. I paid £470 in 2004 for a full surveyors report, I still have documentation which was never used as the disregarded the property.
Hi, Yes I'll paste detail of what it say:
Price Paid/Value Stated Data:n/a
Sorry, we do not have a record of any titles for this property. This does not necessarily mean that the property is unregistered.
You need to ask your Solicitor for the deeds etc.
If it says that the drive is shared and that maintenance is to be shared then yes you do
But generally shared facilities such as driveways are usually shared cost
But you need the deeds to confirm this, so should ask your Solicitor.
If they do confirm then you should ask for payment
You need to write and set out your losses and request a payment within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this recorded delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not pay you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Hi, I'm confused by your message with regards XXXXX XXXXX drive? I am querying the house that I live in.
Sorry my fault, I thought I had a reply to a very similar question on shared drives.
So you don't actually know who owns the property?
Hi, After 10 year of living & maintaining this property, the council are now stating that they are the landlords. We have maintained the roof, electrics, gas safety etc. Do we have any rights claim to this property.
In short no
This is because unless you purchased the property it will never be yours
You could try and seek adverse possession, but until it is your name it does not belong to you
You would need to show you have occupied for 10 years excluding all others which you have
You would then make an application to the land registry for adverse possession
They would notify the owner who would have a limited time to object
If they do not object then you can register the land as yours
If the owner objects then your claim automatically fails
For more information on the process please see:
If the land is registered:
If the land is unregistered:
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Hi, I'm not sure if you got my last message. I was wandering if we would be entitled to any compensation to re-house & much notice would they have to give?