£4 Million Pounds for Noise Complaints
Posted on 21st October 2019
When selling a property, the conveyancing solicitor will ask the seller to complete a number of forms pertaining to the property, in order that they can draft the Contract Pack. These forms are then sent to the conveyancing solicitor acting on behalf of the buyer. Within one particular form, the Property Information Form, the seller is asked to give various pieces of information about the property being sold. At Section 2 of this document, the seller is asked to confirm whether there have been ‘any disputes or complaints regarding this property or a nearby property’. This can include boundary, neighbour and party wall disputes, as an example. One further example that can arise are disputes in respect of noise complaints.
One recent case comes from celebrity singer, Ed Sheeran who has gone to extreme measures to end noise complaints against him for good. Ed, at his property in Sussex, has received a number of complaints from the neighbouring properties.
Since 2012, Ed Sheeran has purchased a total of five properties, all within metres of each other, following complaints from neighbours. A handful of the purchases have consisted of a listed building, a detached house and a bungalow, costing just under £4 million pounds in total. With the star owning so many of the properties in a small vicinity, the area is now being labelled ‘Sheeran-Ville’, our solicitors in Preston wonder how the Land Registry would react to this being noted on the Title Deeds.
As our solicitors in Preston observe purchase after purchase, our legal brains are pinging SDLT, SDLT, SDLT! It has been reported that the singer has spent over £350,000.00 on Stamp Duty Land Tax alone, in purchasing these properties.
Our property solicitors Preston, as would many others, would not be able to afford, nor justify such expense to simply avoid a dispute. If, therefore, you have found yourself acquiring a property, and there are potential issues in respect of property disputes, we want to know about them and get the same resolved as soon as possible.
We understand that disputes between neighbours can be trying and testing, nobody likes an argument and, after all, if matters are not resolved, who else are you going to borrow a tea bag or milk from when you run out.
MG Legal’s property solicitors in Garstang, Preston, and Lancaster, have a specialist team of conveyancers who can help deal with property disputes, in reaching an agreement and resolving the issues in a manner that suits all parties involved.
If you require the assistance of our team, or have any other property enquiry, contact our solicitors in Preston and a member of the team will be on hand to assist. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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