Dear Common Council of the City of London,
A house has been extended in rear part and renovated in the inside in 1979. Former house owner did not have any approval letter for renovation, alternation and extension.
He used to live in this house more than 40 years. No official person visited this house last 40 years and No neighbours complained to council or to house owner. This house was sold 2014.
My questions are:
1. What sort of problem can be faced new owner?
2. Is there any option to make this legalisation?
3. If no, what action will be taken against new owner?
4. If yes what sort of steps need to be taken to sort out this problem?
I like to let you know as a first time buyer the new owner could not realise these issues and former owner is not alive.
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Dear Hemayet Hossain
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