Sleeping in mh on your own driveway

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  1. Bitterneparker

    Bitterneparker Funster

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    Following a visit from an environmental health technician from our local council,courtesy of a very nosy neighbour,who informed the council I had someone living in my small mh which is parked on our driveway.I haven'l by the way,but it got me thinking about what the legal implications are about sleeping on your own property.Does anybody know what rights you have or have views on the subject?
     
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  2. pappajohn

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    An Englishmans home is his castle.

    Dont know the legal implications regarding your question but the nosy neighbours life would be absolute hell from that time onwards.
     
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    As far as I'm aware it is legal to use a Caravan/Motorhome as a temporary bedroom, but anyone staying in it must use the toilet and washing facilities in the house,

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    If you lived in it permanently there could be planning implications. In the same way you can park a caravan on your drive but I don't think a member of your family could live in it without getting planning consent.
     
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    I think the neighbour should get back on to the environmental health dude to find out how the dog $hit got under their car door handles (y)
     
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    When I moved home had to sleep and cook in motorhome for 3weeks as house electrics stripped out and no furniture. Never had any problems.
     
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    some estates have covenants specifically banning living/sleeping in caravans or motorhomes. My late mother-in-law bought a bungalow built on what was once a private estate. in the deeds it included a list of unacceptable actions including this, enforceable by any other homeowner
    I parked a caravan on her drive whilst we were getting work done at home. caused unnecessary issues with neighbours with an attitude problem
     
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    Simply put a caravan or motorhome can be used as temporary sleeping accommodation however they must rely on the house for normal living. The vehicle must be parked within the curtilage of the house. As said if there is a covenant on the property then that is enforceable by the other householders not by the council unless of course it is council owned land.
     
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    Getting the covenants enforced is a whole different problem.
     
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    Spot on that man if you have a caravan or a Mh on your own property it can be used as a spare bedroom legally !
    Whose to know or how can they prove that you may be eating or washing in it ?
    It's more than likely that you may want a snack or a wee during the night which is more than acceptable as long as you make it known that your having your main meal In the house and it's just an extra bedroom there's sod all they can do.



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    Only a pervert would sleep in a MH on his own driveway.

    Speaking from personal experience of course.......
     
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    Love a neighbour like that.
    Would be really enjoyable annoying the shite out of him.
     
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    I think the neighbour needs at least one gerbil inserting into his anus, just for the hell of it of course!!
    I lived in my Motorhome on the "drive" for 2 years whilst I built my house, nobody gave a sh*te!
     
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    Do it very often get a better sleep and no noisy neighbours (y)
     
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    Slept in ours last night on one drive while my nephew & his partner slept in theirs on the other drive :D
     
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    I was warned that it is quite easy to get a covenant enforced.
    If there is a covenant on a property and someone is breaking the covenant and this is causing a problem for a neighbour, then the neighbour can ask the company (or person) who holds the covenant to enforce the covenant conditions. If the company does not enforce the covenant conditions then the neighbour can sue them for non enforcement as they may have bought their property partly because of the protection of the covenants that are on the deeds.
     
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    We slept on our drive in our Motorhome for three months when we had major work done on the house, mind you we haven't got immediate neighbours. (y)
     
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    As Borderland says a covenant can only be enforced by the person or company which placed the covenant on the property, usually the builder when they build a new estate put such a covenant on so that potential house buyers do not see caravans and motorhomes scattered about the estate and put them off buying, as has been said the neighbour cannot enforce the covenant only the people who put the covenant on can do this.
    Don
     
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    The OP's nosey neighbour should consider themselves lucky they don't live along this road in Chester.

    The unusual arrangement shown here has been amusing and intriguing me for over 25 years.
     
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    Correct. And thus almost every (notice the word almost) are unenforceable. :whistle:
     
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