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    I have recently received 2 "unofficial" complaints from my neighbours about my tenant, mainly noise and late night parties. I really do not want to get involved personally as I feel that the neighbour should take this up with the tenant, or the local council.............However I am concered that if my neigbour complains to the council, this might get logged as an official neigbour complaint, when I eventually come to sell my house? I know that you have to stipulate if you have had disputes with neighbours on certain documents when you sell your house.

    Surely if the complaint is not made about me personally then this should not have to be recorded when I sell my house?

    Please assist!!!!

    #2
    The complaints will not be revealed by a local search. In any event if you sell with vacant possession there will not be a problem and there is nothing to disclose.

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      #3
      Thanks.
      Any tips on how to "polietly" tell my neigbours to take issues up with my tenant direct? Was thinking of writing to them with some useful information for example, local council details and maybe the police if it escaltes etc...........Just need to know how to word it to direct them away from me.........

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        #4
        THank your neighbour for drawing your attention to this, and potlitely suggest that they inform environmental health who will write to the tenants and advise them that there has been a complaint. If the noise continues the neighbour should continue to inform EH so that they can monitor the situation and put the tenants under surveillance if necessary. Tell the neighbour that by going down this route it can be effectively monitored, and if the situation does escilate the council can prosecute, but EH must be monitoring the situation.

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          #5
          Is it a house or a flat? If it's leasehold, do you and the neighbour have the same freehold reversioner?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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            #6
            Thanks for the advice.

            Jeffrey:
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            Is it a house or a flat? If it's leasehold, do you and the neighbour have the same freehold reversioner?
            ITS A HOUSE, LEASEHOLD, NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT freehold reversioner?

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              #7
              Originally posted by helz View Post
              ITS A HOUSE, LEASEHOLD, NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT freehold reversioner?
              You and neigfhbour each own a leasehold. If each lease derives from the same freehold, and if you therefore each have the same reversioner (F), his/her interest in both properties might be significant. F might be asked by neighbour to enforce covenants against you.
              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
              4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                #8
                Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                You and neigfhbour each own a leasehold. If each lease derives from the same freehold, and if you therefore each have the same reversioner (F), his/her interest in both properties might be significant. F might be asked by neighbour to enforce covenants against you.
                What if it's a different freeholder, but OP's lease has a covenant about not causing a nuisance to neighbouring properties...could neighbour still complain to the OP's freeholder about a breach?

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                  #9
                  No, as there would be no title link in that case. The whole reason for flats having the same reversioner is to create that commonality of linked titles, so as to enable a complaining lessee to use the reversioner as a vehicle for propounding the complaint against an offending lessee.
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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