Do’s and Don’ts apply to your property, these are called covenants and form part of the contract to purchase your property.
They are there to protect the look and feel of Fairfield as we all pay a premium (rentcharge) to live here and keep standards high.
These are listed in legalese in your transfer document that will have been given to you by your conveyancing solicitor.
In plain English these Do’s and Don’ts are :-
- Show respect on the communal areas and not do anything that may affect the park’s insurance policies
- You cannot do anything that could cause damage or nuisance to other residents on the Park
- Wheelie bins and other refuse collection bins must not be kept in front of properties other than on collection days
- No signs on the external walls or windows other than a number or house name
- No advertisement, sign or hoarding to be placed on your property, except a ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ sign. This includes advertising boards for contractors such as builders or other trades
- Areas with private parking areas controlled by electronic gates are the responsibility of residents. Usually, the developers have set up a management company for each area and maintenance is the responsibility of that company
- Parking your car or light van overnight is allowed on driveways, in parking spaces but not on the roads. Caravans, boats or trailers must not be parked on properties
- You must not build on parking spaces
- Vehicle maintenance is not permitted other than essential inspection
- No livestock other than domestic animals
- Hanging out washing, storing furniture and toys or children’s swings and similar structures are forbidden in front gardens
- No fast growing shrubs, such as Cypressus Leylandii, can be planted
- Only one family can live in a home
- You cannot run a business from your home (however, you can work from home provided it does not involve client visits, does not need change-of-use planning permission and is not noisy or invasive)
Some of the original covenants no longer apply as they were there purely to protect the property developers.
Any covenant that relates to the streets will cease to apply when the road is adopted by Central Bedfordshire Council, and their regulations and bye laws will apply.