No Man’s Land
For those of you who had followed the ups and downs from our second plot we had been able to pursue (to the agreement of a deal) the issue that bought us unstuck was a section of land adjacent to the plot we were looking to purchase that we called ‘No Man’s Land’ onto which the planning permission extended, however this was the vital piece of land the vendor did not own…
We had managed to track down the owner of ‘No Man’s Land’ and being in the area on a few days break (well… within a hour and half drive of his house) we decided to pop in and knock on his door to see if anyone was there (as he had not replied to my previous 3 letters)
He was home! and after the initial doorstep standoff and his defences dropped slightly I managed to have a brief conversation with him.
In summary it seemed that he genuinely did not believe he still owned anything in that part of the world anymore, as he had long since moved on.
Although I was unsure whether to believe him initially, it did seem genuine, and perhaps this may mean he may be willing to let it go at a reasonable price (given it is effectively a bonus to him that, the day before, in his view, he didn’t own.)
It highlights how small pieces of land just go by the wayside as they get long forgotten by their owners, and a little bit of extra digging on things like this may one day prove rewarding.
The conversation did not progress much further however as he was heading for an operation this week and explained that this matter was not at the top of his priorities, but offered to write to him again in a couple of weeks.
So we still have a long way to go but who knows, now that we have made contact and he knows what we are about we will push this to a conclusion one way or another.
If we are able to get hold of ‘No Man’s Land’ then that would certainly give us more options on acquiring the overall plot to take advantage of the existing planning…