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Is it easy to report a 'bed in a shed' by a neighbour anonymously

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Is it easy to report a 'bed in a shed' by a neighbour anonymously without it adversely effecting the future sale of my house?
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have semi detached with a shared drive.

I think the neighbour has converted his garage (and added some more at the back) and is renting it out.

The 'tenents' use the shared drive for access to the outbuilding.

I do not want problems with the neighbour and was wondering if I could report the matter anonymously?

Also, if I sell the house do I have to declare this to anyone?

Sure, well you just report it. It's not a Dispute because you are only doing your bit as a good citizen in terms of the law.
So you do not need to declare it and you can report it,
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


the neighbour force the council to disclose who informed then?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks but can the neighbour force the council to disclose who reported it? Or if the matter goes to court will the council use me as a witness/ my original complaint. My understanding is that some councils do not accept anonymous tips.

No, the council can't as it would be a breach of the data protection act.
The council can take the information but even so you can say who you are, they can't say where it came from.
Does that help?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks does any future potential action by the council against my neighbour appear in local searches thus potentially putting buyers off?

No it does not.
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