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James Mather
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What is the law regarding builing in garden to let please when

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What is the law regarding builing in garden to let please when electric, water, sewrage is taken from house mains?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am Law Denning and I am a practising solicitor in a High
Street practice. I have been an expert on this website in UK law since 2008.
During that time, as you appreciate, I have answered thousands of questions
from satisfied users on a variety of subjects.
Because we are all in practice with clients and court and other
users, I might not always respond in
minutes, particularly evenings and weekends. Please bear with me in that

It is my pleasure to try and assist you with this today. Please bear with me
while I gather some further information from you in order for me to be able to advise you fully.

-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Next door built a "bungalow" at bottom of their 70' garden, no planning needed as within allowed and called it a shed. Built extension from back of house, withing no planning needed. Now have peole living in erection at bottom of garden with electric, water, sewage tapped from main house and ut in planning to build conservatory on back of main house and not mention what there - planning put in in wife's name who not on deeds that own


Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

Please let me confirm the
facts. These people own the house and have, without planning permission, built
some kind of property in the bottom of their garden which they are letting out
and have taken services from the house.

They are now building a
conservatory which they have applied for planning permission would have made no
mention of the other building at the bottom of the garden.

Is that the situation? If not,
please clarify

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Built at bottom (bungalow)1st within just allowed no permission needed.

Built extension on back of house, again within allowed, no permission needed.

Erection of full width of garden at bottom is now lived in ( bungalow) and services taken from main house.

Retrospective planning gone in for plastic extension, mostly built, attached to extension of main house and called conservatory!!

Plans gone in are showing attached to main house and full garden still there. Apart from fact most of garden is built over and causing flooding, they're lying and putting application in as a resident in house, not owner -- that apart, building regs of letting in garden. do normal landlord laws apply?


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Are you in USA?

Expert:  James Mather replied 4 years ago.

The site is hosted in USA but I
am in Chester.

I don't understand the
reference to landlord.

What do you want to know about