No idea where to start with this one, so I'll give it a bash here.|
Recently moved house into rented property. It's a strange building, originally purpose built as a pool hall, 1 storey, so effectively a strange looking long bungalow type of affair. It's been converted into a 'house' so to speak and everything is fine with that. As it's on the end of some terraced houses, I have a garden at the back which goes round one side of the building.
It's this land at the back and at the side of the property that's confusing.
The landlord has informed me (Nice bloke by the way), that the land doesn't actually belong to him. All he owns is a kind of "easeway" (his words) which is basically a small pathway around the back and the side that you can use to maintain the outside of the house.
The rest of the actual garden belongs to a developer who (about 5-10 years ago) built some detached houses in the nearby area which actually included this land as part of the builds.
This developer hassled the landlord about the land, but I'm not sure whether he was trying to get the landlord to buy it off him or not.
Anyway, the developer hasn't been around on the scene for at least 4 years and is now retired.
But he still effectively owns this land.
So I said to the landlord, if I was to buy the house, could he first buy the land off the developer and put that price on the asking price.
Or, if I was to continue renting, perhaps he could still buy it and then maybe my rent would increase.
Or should I just keep renting and just risk that nothing will happen? (Slightly foolish and naive, but also a possibility)
I said to the landlord I'd think about what I want to do, but if you were in this situation, and wanted the garden, what would you do? (It's a largish garden and has plenty of scope to be really good)
Appreciate I've only half the answers at this stage, but I'd be interested in your views about what you'd do.
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