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Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Who is entitled to enforce the covenant? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. Does the exact wording say "dwelling house" at all? Will you use the property for an office or some other purpose? Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. Legally a bungalow is a single dwelling house on one floor. If you are not going to use the property for a bedroom or to sleep in - then it is unlikely to breach the restrictive covenant. The use of the word bungalow is quite specific, and normally if these restrictions want to exclude a shed or summer house, they will say the word. In any event, I would not inquire as to who can enforce the covenant, I would give yourself piece of mind and just get a one off indemnity insurance policy for breach of restrictive covenants - it likely will be inexpensive relative to the cost of the building. The problem the person who can enforce the covenant, it is their prerogative to bring the claim even if they are in the wrong - that said it would be an expensive claim to pursue as it would be a private action - the council does not enforce restrictive covenant. Kind regards AJ
Hi, Thank you. Possibly, but (i) they would not be using this on a permanent basis and (ii) sleeping in their occasionally would make it very difficult to prove the property was being used as a dwelling. Kind regards AJ