if a house being bought was built by a company in who's covenants it states that the house should only be used for personal use and not a business, how would you legally go about childminding from that house, or should you just say nothing?
would appreciate any help at all with this one
how old is the house?
my house was built about 20 years ago - deeds have lots of little restrictions in - stuff like you can't have a shed - but when i bought the house the lawyer said those things are usually about keeping the site nice while they're still building on it, and they were very unlikely to be enforced...
the house is fairly new and said the same about the shed and keeping grass short etc..similar to a new hosue we bought some tme ago..but agent and soicitor seem to think you can overturn it and work as c.m BUT it is a lenghy and expesive procedure????
I don't know I would be very careful, and not do anything without the advice of a solicitor.
There is a childminder in the next village to me, she couldn't operate a business due it being a newly built house with a covernant stating 'no business etc etc' and she has recently had to move. She did try and fight it for a year, but not luck. Apparently also they couldn't park 'work' vans etc outside the house etc.
Does this apply to all properties. I rent a property from a housing association and have asked them over the phone if it is ok to childmind from this property. They did say it was ok over the phone and i asked if i needed to send some sort of letter to confirm and they just said no, and that they would put notes on the system. Im just a bit worried just in case the advisor advised me wrong. Do you know of any people that have had a problem with their landlord not allowing them to childmind?
no, its just certain housing/builders.we've bought 60 year old house and have no prob(hopefully!)..theirs is about 10-15 years and does have prob..but childlink said theyve know 200 year old houses have covenants that say no!
if you people have said it ok, then go with it and dont think no more about it!..its on thier backs!
maybe even ask for letter saying youve rang and reconfirming incase of future prob?
We had the same rules on our house (built 1996) couldnt change front door, couldnt have sky dish, couldnt park commercial vans outside etc etc... also couldnt run a business from the house...
all these as you said were while the site was still being built to keep it nice for their prospective sales, check with your solicitor to be absolutly sure, if all the houses are sold then the building company wont bother to uphold any of those restrictions
oh?, will have to tell them when we speak, thing is house move is murder at minute, so dont really want to ring them, but thankyou for your advice..we bough a new house in 1997 and same applied re:cutting grass and even sky dish i think..but obv there up everywhere now..so will let them no..hope it works out for them!