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Garage gain

29 January 2013
Issue: 4388 / Categories: Forum & Feedback , Capital Gains , Only or main residence
Many years ago, the owner of one of the houses in the middle of a terrace purchased a garage that had been built in the garden of the end-of-terrace property about 50 feet away

I appreciate that this is a subject that regularly crops up in the Readers’ Forum but I would be grateful for readers’ thoughts.

My client lives in the middle of a row of terraced houses. These date back to the early 1900s when before general car ownership houses did not have garages.

Being terraced there is no room for a garage on the plot. There is another terrace of houses backing onto the property of my client and his neighbours and running down the back of the properties there is a pedestrian alleyway.

Many of the end houses of the terraces in the locality have built a garage at the end of their garden and they can access this from the road that runs along the side of the end houses – where there are no properties facing that road.

Some of these houses have...

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