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I bought my house a few months ago, and I now find there is dry rot in it. Do I have a claim against the seller of the house?

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Contact the lawyer who acted for you on the conveyancing, when you bought the house. Put the problem to that lawyer and ask for an opinion.

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I am having great difficulty selling my house because of my neighbours. Their front lawn and drive is full of cars and old building materials – it is a real eyeso... read more

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Probably not. I am afraid there is unlikely to be anything you can do about it.

If the mess is so bad that it creates a health hazard, then yo... read more

The rear extension of my house has got cracks in it. I believe those cracks are caused by the roots of a tree next door. My neighbour says it is not his responsib... read more

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Your neighbour is wrong.

Anyone who owns a property is liable for the trees (and plants) on it. So, if the tree spreads underground, with the r... read more

My neighbour wants to build a house in his back garden. But, the title deeds of my own house say that he cannot do that – his property can only be used for one (n... read more

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It is not unusual to have title deeds that restrict what your neighbours can do with their properties. These restrictions are called ‘restrictive ... read more

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