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I live in a terraced house, the house next door to me is rented.

I would like to buy part of the back garden so I can plant screening for my home. The house is registered with a couple and I have their home address. After doing a bit of googling I have his work contact email and her linked in profile.I also have the details of the letting agency they are using. They bought the house in 2011 and it appears to have been rented out since then. I know the current people living in it have lived in it for over 7 years.

I assume they purchased the property for rental purposes but more importantly plan to sell it to fund retirement. Would they even be interested in selling part of their garden as surely that would reduce its current resale price considerably. The garden is 40m2 and I would like to purchase at least 30% of their garden.

I am very keen to do this and would be willing to offer a large sum of money.

What I want to know is if I am bonkers, or does the saying that money talks really hold true?

If I do this how do I best approach the subject, do I go through the letting agent first? They had promised to pass on any messages onto the owners.

How much would you say 30% of a 40m2 garden is worth, the house is worth around £200k at present.

I also have plans to remove the wooden fence and install a brick wall, and I would also mention this to them, I would also have to move their gate to the other side which I would do too.


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