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 Post subject: Chimney advice?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:56 pm 
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Hello

A bit of advice please!

Live in a semi with a shared chimney stack with our neighbour. Our neighbour has asked if we would mind having it removed as he wants the space for a loft extension. We don't currently use our chimney but do have a fireplace that could be used.

Do people think the request is reasonable and what would be the advantages/disadvantages for us? Would for example having an active chimney be a selling point for a property?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:22 pm 
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there are no advantages for you, if my neighbour asked i'd refuse.
lots of stuff on the internet about this issue an it seems youcould turn away buyers who want traditional c/stacks. and c/breasts .

its complicated but its a party wall issue so they cant just go ahead anyway.
for what its worth your neighbors wouldnt gain much room in threr loft, plus they might weaken a thin party wall.


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Thanks for the response Wes, I'll do some more research

Do you think there may be an argument that if we did allow it then our property may be more attractive to prospective future buyers who may want to do a loft conversion themselves?


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no.if you intend to do anything in your loft then you would need probly a SE's ok anyway.
i would stay away from it if possible or you might end up with expense and could be structural difficulties.maybe not but its possible


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