Yes I do object, Mr K has at no point discussed with me any of the plans for the common yard.
In the yard were two buildings Victorian I think as they match one I have. They are brick built and had beautiful stone slates as do mine. According to my deeds one was designated as WC for No.17 and the other included in my deeds as part of the common yard.
Soon after the building work started I noticed that they had started to remove the stone slates. I asked them to stop as no one had discussed this with me and I objected to their demolition. Mr P. K (son of owner) told me it was coming down all the wood was rotten and it was dangerous. I asked him to stop as I did not agree. The doors were in a bad state of repair I was already aware of that and had it in mind already to replace them. I told him once again that he must stop and asked him to ask his father to come and see me to discuss.
Later he started pulling it down, I asked him to stop and he just turned up the radio and ignored me. At this stage the buildings were beyond rescue. The wooden beams over 100 years old were in remarkable condition
Mr K did not come to see me and I did not have his address. From then on the builder and Mr P K just ignored me.
They have completely decimated the garden that was the common yard and removed nearly every feature that was there.
I object because this is included in my deeds and is part of the history of the plot and my building. I have enjoyed the common yard and passage and making it look better and when Mr K moved out was going to do far more and had plans for the spring.
The other more sentimental reason is that this is the only time I have ever owned a property and the land that it is on and it feels very precious to me and as stated previously this common yard, and passage along with the cobbles and Yorkshire stone slabs are quirky and beautiful. The steps leading into the common yard and other paving are also historical.
Mr K wants this land because his house has no garden other than a small area at the front and therefore it is not such an attractive property for a potential buyer.
I do not want to be deprived of the use of this common property along with my neighbours (who incidentally are absent landlords). I also think that it adds some value to my property.
Hope this helps.