Thank you for the reply. I don't have the details of the covenant, and that's one of the things I need to get help with -ie retrieving it.
I had a copy when I bought the house in 2008 but have somehow mislaid it. I remember a few of the details though. It is a restrictive covenant on my house for the benefit of the neighbours detached house. My house was built in the 1960 on a piece of land originally part of the neighbour's property which was sold for this purpose at the time. A covenant was put in place then I believe. From memory it includes things like: my house can only have single family occupancy, there can't be any washing outside, there can't be any business activity there, the garage can't be converted into further living space, my house does not have right to light via the neighbours etc. I guess most people wouldn't mind too much about most of this but my neighbours are a peculiar bunch whove taken me to task about everything and quoted the covenant at every stage.
I have been led to believe these restrictive covenants are given less credence now and in my case more so as it was agreed by the previous owners of the neighbours and my property (probably 2 owners ago i think in both cases).
So, i'd be very grateful if you could:
- let me know how best to retrieve th covenant details.
- advise whether it can be lifted if thats the right term
- if so, then how best to go about it
- if not then will it pose much of a problem for planning or sale now
Many thanks Clare,