PROP­ERTY LAW An­gela Brown

Stockport Times West - - HOMES - UP­ROOT­ING THE GAR­DEN

Nigel Read

LLP So­lic­i­tors WHEN we bought our house the pre­vi­ous owner filled in a form list­ing all the things she was go­ing to take with her – car­pets and cur­tains etc. Noth­ing was men­tioned about the gar­den, but when we fi­nally moved in she’d taken out plants and bushes and even the gar­den shed. Can we force her to re­place, if not re­turn, some of the things she’s taken? IT sounds as if the pre­vi­ous owner signed a Prop­erty In­for­ma­tion Form. This in­cludes gar­den pro­duce and sheds, so you should check to see what was in­cluded, and you can claim com­pen­sa­tion if you can prove she has bro­ken the con­tract. Sheds aren’t nec­es­sar­ily re­garded as a fix­ture: it de­pends on how firmly they’re fas­tened down. See your solic­i­tor, and get a copy of the form com­pleted and

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