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Thank you for responding to my question, however I would be very grateful if you could explain a couple more things to me. Could you explain what you mean by the covenant. I have the original title deads when the land was bought from the railways board and they state that the property shall not be used for any other purpose than a private dwellinghouse, but there is no mention of a restriction for holiday use. Other houses on the same parcel of land have also since been changed to residential use. My problem is that the local authority have told me that I am in breach of planning by using the property as a residential home, and what I want to know is if this breach, for change of use from a holiday home to a residential home, falls within the four or the ten year time limit for enforcement, as four years will be much easier for me to prove than ten years. Thank you for your help.
Thank you Tom, I think that answers my question and is very helpful indeed. I hope you don't mind my asking one last question, but could you possibly also advise how I can word this in a response to the letter I have received from the local council which stated that I am in breach of planning. It said that I would need to provide evidence of the change of use for the ten years, not four. Thank you very much for your help.
That's brilliant Tom, thank you for your help and taking the time to answer all my questions.