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A question:

 

When we moved into our flat six months ago, neither the estate agent nor the landlord mentioned that the house in front of ours would be demolished in seven months' time, and that we would have a huge building site right opposite our flat (about 2metres away) for 50 weeks. Must have slipped their minds, I suppose.

 

The owner of the house next door told us that he had informed our landlord about this already one year ago!

 

We are incredibly angry and feel so helpless...who wants to move into a place just to move out again after six months (with a heavy piano and everything), we feel cheated and we'd like to know whether it should have been the agent's and/or landlord's duty to inform us about such huge future construction work.

 

Please could anyone advise us? We'd really appreciate it...we'd like to know whether we have any rights or not.

 

Thanks a lot,

pepino

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Unfortunately, they have no obligation to inform you I'm afraid. Unfortunately, this can happen to anyone, renting or purchasing - the property next door to mine is having major renovations, majorly disruptive. I can only advise that it is "one of those things".

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First of all, as Mr Shed rightly says, there is no reason to inform you, they may not have known, it's not their construction work after all.

 

Secondly, If it's 2 metres away, I'd check the plans at the local planning office, to make sure they're building in the right place. (Has happened before, believe me ;)) just to be on the safe side.

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