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messageBuying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 10, 09:01PM

Mrs Bob says we need to expand more - in our double fronted 5-bed we've already done the loft, extended out to the side, added a conservatory and tanked the cellar, so I thought about enlarging our garden by buying our neighbour's adjacent back garden. I have asked them to sell it to us for £10000, but they have said no. I don't know why because they don't use it much - they only seem to sit in it during the summer months and only cut their grass every 3 weeks or so. I know they need the money because I see them go out to work every day. I did think getting a compulsory purchase order, but my mate Mick down The Castle says I can't do that? Shall I up my offer to £15k instead?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 10, 09:31pm by Bob Buzzard.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by ed_pete September 10, 09:04PM

Bob you're pathetic. F**k Off.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 10, 09:18PM

Steady on - it's a reasonable proposition isn't it?

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by TheCat September 10, 09:25PM

You could put in a Garden Bridge.....

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by keano77 September 10, 10:38PM

Bob Buzzard Wrote:
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> Steady on - it's a reasonable proposition isn't
> it?

It depends bob. Is it theirs to sell? Do they have a mortgage? If so your £15k could disappear down the drain.

But Iím sure youíve done due diligence despite an uncharacteristic lack of judgement wasting money on artisan butter.



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messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by intexasatthe moment September 11, 08:27AM

I think if you enclose it with a 10 ft wall ,access only possible via your garden and use it for about 12 years you would get ownership by adverse possesion .

Would suggest you get wall built while they are out at work ,have one of those "wraps" that replicate the orginal installed to the rear of their house and they'll never notice or challenge the land grab .

This lot [graphics.cunninghamcovers.co.uk] do stuff on the scale I think you'll need .

And don't overlook the potential of air rights in your quest to improve your home .

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Humdinger September 11, 09:29AM

Stop trying to aggressively deprive someone of their garden. Compulsory purchase order? get in the sea. Besides, it sounds like your house is big enough.


You also sound like you'd be a pain in the arse to live beside, although im half convinced this post is simply taking the piss to be honest.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Hemingway September 11, 09:59AM

buy 'the Fort'

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Sue September 11, 11:57AM

Humdinger Wrote:
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> im half convinced this post
> is simply taking the piss to be honest.


Only half convinced?

big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Humdinger September 11, 12:26PM

ha, i got got!

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 11, 01:23PM

I think he's two Bob short of a shilling in MHO (and yes I know a bob is slang for a shilling)

Bob what you can do is move away to a cheaper area where you get more bang for Mrs Bob's money with the builders

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by diable rouge September 11, 01:38PM

Bob, I think you should use Mrs Bob's considerable charms on your neighbours and invite them round for an evening soirťe. Think Abigail's Party, Pampass Grass by the front door, car keys thrown in the Aalvo Aalto glass bowl on your mid-century sideboard, then loosen things up with a rum punch, followed by a hot sticky fondue with suggestively shaped cruditťs. They'll soon be eating out of your hands...quite literally!

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 07:33PM

keano77 Wrote:
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> Bob Buzzard Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Steady on - it's a reasonable proposition isn't
> > it?
>
> It depends bob. Is it theirs to sell? Do they have
> a mortgage? If so your £15k could disappear down
> the drain.
>
> But Iím sure youíve done due diligence despite an
> uncharacteristic lack of judgement wasting money
> on artisan butter.

Good point - Iíd forgotten some people have mortgages and that you can't seek bits of a property if itís mortgaged. I thought they just didnít like me and were just saying no to me, but itís probably because their mortgage Ts&Cs prevents them from selling their garden to me - how disappointing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was september 11, 08:01pm by Bob Buzzard.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Alan Medic September 11, 07:36PM

Why not go the whole hog and make an offer on the house and garden? You could then resell the house without the garden.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 07:37PM

intexasatthe moment Wrote:
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> I think if you enclose it with a 10 ft wall
> ,access only possible via your garden and use it
> for about 12 years you would get ownership by
> adverse possesion .
>
> Would suggest you get wall built while they are
> out at work ,have one of those "wraps" that
> replicate the orginal installed to the rear of
> their house and they'll never notice or challenge
> the land grab .
>
> This lot
> [graphics.cunninghamcovers.co.uk]
> rap do stuff on the scale I think you'll need .
>
> And don't overlook the potential of air rights in
> your quest to improve your home .

ĎAdverse possessioní is that a real thing? Could I do that? I donít want to cause any bother. The other thing I thought about was a shepherdís hut in my garden with a log burner? Plus Iím also planning to get a brick pizza oven built in the garden (my garden, not the neighbourís).

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 08:00PM

Alan Medic Wrote:
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> Why not go the whole hog and make an offer on the
> house and garden? You could then resell the house
> without the garden.

Thatís also a good idea I hadnít thought of yet, itís just one of those terraced houses on Glengarry Road so I could afford to buy it, but Iím not sure Mrs Bob would like me spending all that cash just to buy an additional bit of garden, but maybe she could be persuaded?

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by uncleglen September 11, 09:53PM

Why don't you persuade Mrs Bob to have 10 more children and we might have some sympathy for your 'lack of space'

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 11, 10:03PM

uncleglen Wrote:
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> Why don't you persuade Mrs Bob to have 10 more
> children and we might have some sympathy for your
> 'lack of space'

Iíve got three already and all at a fee-paying school, so thatís enough for the moment?

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by diable rouge September 11, 11:02PM

Melbourne Grove..Check

Double fronted house...Check

Garden backs onto Glengarry Road...Check

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab September 12, 07:56AM

Tees up a possibility of a bush trim and Mrs Buzzard scenario- check


diable rouge Wrote:
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> Melbourne Grove..Check
>
> Double fronted house...Check
>
> Garden backs onto Glengarry Road...Check

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Captain Marvel September 12, 09:47AM

I read 'burning' my neighbour's bak garden

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Humdinger September 12, 11:25AM

You could start up a campaign on intimidation, perhaps? 'encourage' them to bow to your demands. Check with Mick down at The Castle whether he knows any Millwall fans that have spare time on a Saturday afternoon, now they are banned from going within 2 miles of the New Den on match days.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by DovertheRoad September 13, 05:39AM

"It's only one of those terraces on Glengarry Road"

Brilliant.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by TheArtfulDogger September 13, 10:21AM

Bob

I understand Penge is very nice at this time of year and you can sell your modest terraced cottage and buy a mansion there for the same money to satisfy Mrs Bob's urge to have the builders in to satisfy her developing urges ?

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab September 13, 01:25PM

I'm wondering what Bob is considering for Christmas dinner this year? No doubt we will soon find out.

Ptarmigan is very popular I hear.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by diable rouge September 13, 01:39PM

Can anyone confirm that the faint whiff of cheese and the sound of Demis Roussos was heard on Melbourne Grove last night, followed by some grunting noises and then an accapella version of Kumbaya My Lord...



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messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 14, 01:34PM

Help-Ma-Boab Wrote:
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> I'm wondering what Bob is considering for
> Christmas dinner this year? No doubt we will soon
> find out.
>
> Ptarmigan is very popular I hear.

Ah Christmas, yes sorted already, my brother (who lives on CPR) has booked for us to go to the Crown & Greyhound in DV for Christmas dinner - so no pork medallions this year.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by teddyboy23 September 15, 05:40PM

Bob my mate dodgy Dave don't be put off by his name.is selling off parts of peckham rye park.I'm sure if Mrs Bob done Dave a turn.you and him could both end up with a couple of acres .

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by Bob Buzzard September 15, 09:45PM

Just had a thought - my neighbours probably have a mortgage on their house, hence whey they wonít sell me their garden, but I could offer to pay off their mortgage (I bet itís only small like 2-300K or so) and as part of the deal Iíd also annex their garden (Iíd leave them with a patio / decking no area). Iíll try and doorstep them in the morning with my new proposal.

messageRe: Buying my neighbour's back garden
Posted by keano77 September 16, 12:27AM

You are obviously a man of means Bob and your efforts to satisfy Mrs Bobís desires are to be commended. So far be it for me to advise you how to spend your money.

However, have you considered going Ďhigh-techí and buying some virtual reality goggles? On Monday Mrs Bob could survey the Grand Canyon from your loft. Tuesday, while enjoying a cuppa in your side extension she could be monitoring the surf on Bondi Beach and Wednesday, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rain Forest from the safety of your conservatory. And so on. Just a thought.

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