OK so here's the deal. I recently bought a semi-detached house and after about two weeks my neighbours have started to build a massive extension and i mean massive in that they are basically doubling the size of their house!
Now i phoned up the planning office and they were able to send me out the plans and had told me that they had been passed nearly a year ago.
What I want to know is that should I not have been told that they had planning permission for this? Did the vendor have a legal obligation to tell me or should my solicitor have turned it up when she was doing the property searches?
My neighbours are really nice people but the extension is very big, lowers the light to my dinning room window and one of the walls goes half way down my garden.......in light of this my house i imagine isnt worth what i paid for it as this monstorsity beside it dwarfs it! and i would have lowered the offer if i had known this was going to happen because im also off work at the moment studying for my exams and it doesnt make anything easier!
So any solicitors want to shed some light on it - my solicitor said that she would look into it but is now basically ignoring my emails which leads me to believe she hasnt done her searches properly!
Any help much appreciated