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The tenant did not specifically ask about disturbances, other than "is it a quiet area" that kind of thing.
My co-freeholders are new owners, who were moving in almost exactly when I moved out of the property ( in May ), and when I started to let out my property. The new owners did tell me of their plans to do some work to the property, but not in any officially capacity or in written form. But at that time I had no idea of the scope of works or how long it would last. There were no plans at that point to look at for instance.
frankly I can't remember if I mentioned it to the tenant or not, as there were no concrete plans at all at that point, and the potential new owners had not even completed at that point, or in fact moved in.
In terms of the "quiet area" question, I answered that it was. Because usually it is very quiet.
The main concern my tenant has is with the scaffolding being erected in his demise for what could be a 4 month period. In general terms is there a point when the amount of time scaffolding is erected for stops being 'reasonable'? And therefore can there be a case for compensating from the party undertaking the work?
thanks for the answer. I have one detail I need to outline. There is no suggestion that my tenant is suggesting I misrepresented the situation - I didn't at all.
He is talking about asking for compensation from the new owners who are undertaking the work - for unnecessary irritation and disturbance - mainly due to the scaffolding and the duration it will be up for - but also the accompanying noise etc etc. Do we have a case for this? does he have any rights as regards XXXXX XXXXX affects of building work which is not under our control?