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My deeds say in the first schedule that my garden must be

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My deeds say in the first schedule that my garden must be used as a garden. It does not say “lawn”. I want to create a permeable driveway over half of my sole owned grassed area. The house is 50yrs old. Ta!
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Barnet, London EN5 4DR
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: none. Application for a dropped kerb asks about covenants. Spoken to a builder but nothing else.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no.

You can do that if you wish to do so, as you say the schedule does not preclude that use. I trust this assists

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you. It does not preclude that use specifically and I understand that I cannot build a structure on it, but does a driveway constitute a “structure”?
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
No, not tonight, I prefer online.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
can a driveway be in a garden?

A driveway is not a structure, a structure would be a building such as a shed for example. A driveway could potentially be a garden but also importantly I gather half will be the driveway and half the grass so in essence it is half whatever material you put down for the driveway/garden and half grass or whatever you have on the other side. I trust this assists

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
thank you. Much appreciated.

Happy to help take care

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