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Land archive 2020-2021


Archive has 38 results

  • West Berkshire Council (20 011 962)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 18-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complains about the Council's refusal to maintain a ditch behind his property. We will not investigate this complaint. We cannot decide where the boundary lays or who is responsible for the ditch. This is a matter for the courts.

  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (20 012 266)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 09-Mar-2021

    Summary: A businessman complained that the Council had unreasonably decided not to sell him a development site despite having indicated throughout negotiations that his proposal would be acceptable. But we will not start an investigation of this complaint because the businessman has complained late about the matter in question.

  • Lewes District Council (20 011 004)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 04-Mar-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate Mr B's complaint that the Council is in the process of selling some land without the approval of the full Council as required by its constitution. This is because we cannot investigate complaints which affect all or most of the people in the Council's area and Mr B has not personally suffered significant enough injustice.

  • London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (20 010 870)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 02-Mar-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's refusal to repair a path which he jointly owns to the required standard. We cannot investigate this complaint. This is because it concerns a legal matter between a social housing landlord and a private householder. We cannot investigate social housing landlords and only the courts can determine legal disputes.

  • Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council (20 010 061)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 24-Feb-2021

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council refusing to sell him a piece of adjacent land. We should not investigate this complaint. This is because there is insufficient evidence of fault which has caused injustice to Mr X.

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (20 010 286)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 18-Feb-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about Mr X's garden and whether a section of it is part of the adopted highway. This is because it is a matter for the courts to decide the extent of the adopted highway.

  • London Borough of Lewisham (20 008 295)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 15-Jan-2021

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about a development of land. This is because the complaint is late with no good reasons for us to investigate it now and there are other bodies better placed to consider the issues raised.

  • Stoke-on-Trent City Council (20 006 829)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Land 23-Dec-2020

    Summary: The complainants, Mr B and Mrs C, believe the Council has prevented them erecting a fence to assist Mrs C's mobility. The complaint is made too late and there is no good reason to exercise discretion to investigate it now.

  • Trafford Council (19 019 125)

    Statement Upheld Land 22-Dec-2020

    Summary: Mrs Y complains about the Council's handling of a request for information required for a property sale and her complaint about this. The Ombudsman has found fault by the Council causing injustice. It has agreed to remedy this by paying Mrs Y £429.80 to reflect the additional costs, distress, time and trouble its faults caused her.

  • Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council (19 011 866)

    Statement Upheld Land 22-Dec-2020

    Summary: Ms C complained the Council delayed in removing a restrictive covenant on a building her organisation was selling. We find the Council was not at fault. The Council did delay in sending Ms C a stage one complaint response. That was fault. It has apologised, that is a sufficient remedy for the injustice caused.