Some time ago we asked about contributions to the upkeep of our private road from other households who have access over it.
We now enclose a copy of the land registry plan which goes with the lease as requested by yourselves.
There is a proposed development of 14 houses all of who will be using the road for vehicular and pedestrian purposes. How can we ensure that they will have to contribute financially.
The FPRA replied:
Unfortunately there is no way of guaranteeing that the new houses will contribute financially to the private road save for negotiating and reminding the developer of the provisions to maintain the private road. We would however hope that this is a consideration the freeholder’s solicitors will make when drafting the new documents for the proposed new development. If the residents association has a “relationship” with the freeholder / developer – it might be worth reminding them about the cost provision for the private road.
This may also mean the existing properties receive a reduction in the amount they are required to contribute also.