As title says my brother wants to save money and is thinking of putting a large tent in my mums garden to live in for a year or so. Her house is in London, does anyone have any idea if this is legal? Would he need planning permission for a temporary structure? I've googled but can't really find much info on this. Thanks in advance!
There’s a 28 day rule - you can use the land as camping for up to 28 days without planning, but if it’s not temporary then I think maybe he’d be asked to move? I suppose your mum could argue that it is enjoyment of her property, but since she’s not the in using the tent that might not work.
is he living in la la land? For a start does he have any idea how miserable living in a tent in winter would be? and yes there would be planning issues with the local council. However as half of London 's gardens have people living in sheds and garages, they might be too busy to visit. Anyway it's not really fair on your mother is it? She is the householder that would take the rap after all, not him.
Why can he not live in the house itself? Presumably he is going to be using the house anyway for cooking, washing and laundry? If the house can accommodate him for those activities, surely he would be better off sleeping on the sofa there than freezing in a sleeping bag in the garden in January.
Thanks so much for your replies, super helpful! My mums place is small and she already has a lodger in the spare room but her garden is massive and yes my brother is a bit mad so thought he'd give living in a tent a go. He would run an electric cable down so would have a heater and lighting etc.