The company has received an increasing number of enquiries from residents selling houses on Garden Wood.

If the house has had an extension added, solicitors are demanding proof that the company gave its approval. This seems to stem from a clause in the deeds that states that approval is required. It is our understanding that this approval should come from the original developers who are no longer in existence.

There is also a clause in our articles of association that states that residents should request approval for extensions from Garden Wood Resident Co Ltd. If you require such approval then submit details of the building work/extension for approval.

We do not require full plans but a site plan and a description of the work is useful. The company charges an administration fee of £30.

As a company we will not pursue anyone that does not have approval but residents may find they have problems if they sell their property.

Note that local authority planning permission, building regulation and other regulatory permissions may also be required.