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The modest looking Brighton Marina houseboat with a surprisingly luxurious interior - SussexLive

 

The houseboat has undergone an extensive renovation and is on the market for just £199,950

 

If you dream of waking up to a sea view, or relaxing in your bedroom listening to the sound of the waves, a waterside property could be ideal for you.

From riverside apartments and coastal properties, to country homes with private lakes, there is quite the selection of luxurious options right here in Sussex.

 

 

The spacious open plan living area

 

The boathouse makes excellent use of space and comprises two bedrooms, a large open plan living area and kitchen, a shower room, and a modern bathroom.

 

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3 minutes ago, PaulD said:

Anchor is too small.

 

 

I thought that as a decorative item it was actually a bit too large and ostentatious - maybe thats why they hung it outside rather inside.

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1 hour ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

The houseboat has undergone an extensive renovation and is on the market for just £199,950

The boathouse makes excellent use of space and comprises two bedrooms, a large open plan living area and kitchen, a shower room, and a modern bathroom.

 

 

journalese or estate agent's ignorance ?

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"The rooms are treated to heaps of light". Who writes this tripe?

 

I do like the staircase, though I wouldn't fancy going down it after significant beer intake.

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1 minute ago, Murflynn said:

 

journalese or estate agent's ignorance ?

 

 

HMRC definition of houseboat :

 

For VAT purposes, ‘houseboats‘ are boats designed solely as living accommodation that do not have, and cannot be fitted with, a means of propulsion. If a boat can be fitted with a means of propulsion, it is not a ‘houseboat‘.

 

 

C&RT definition of houseboat :

 

A Houseboat is defined as a boat whose predominant use is for a purpose other than navigation and which, if required for the purpose, has planning permission, for the site where it is moored. A Houseboat may be used for navigation from time to time provided it does not become its predominant use

 

 

 

Legal cases House boats:

 
Mew & Anor v Tristmire Ltd [2012] WLR 852     Case summary

Mew & Anor v Tristmire [2012] 1 WLR 852 Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal were required to determine whether two houseboats ‘Emily’ and ‘Watershed’ formed part of the realty and thus constituted a dwelling house or whether they were chattels. If they formed part of the realty the defendants, who owned and resided on the boats would be  protected from eviction under the Housing Act 1988. Both Emily and Watershed were connected to the mains services providing water, electricity and gas. They were originally built to be landing crafts, but were never used as such and converted into house boats after the war. They were once capable of floating, but now could only be removed by a crane with an extensive supporting cradle. Even this would be likely to result in damage or destruction of the boats due to the present condition of the boats. They rested on wooden panels which are supported by wooden piles driven into the bed of the Bembridge harbour on the Isle of Wight.

Held:

The house boats did not form part of the realty and remained chattels. Whilst the degree of annexation was not dissimilar to that in Elitestone v Morris, in examining the object of annexation the court was to have regard to the circumstances prevailing when the boats first came to the site. At this time the boats were easily movable and not intended to be permanent structures. The tenancies of the plots did not extend to the boats.

 
 
 
Chelsea Yacht & Boat Club v Pope [2000] EWCA Civ 425    Case summary
".......A boat, albeit one used as a home, is not of the same genus as real property."
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40 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

The modest looking Brighton Marina houseboat with a surprisingly luxurious interior - SussexLive

 

The houseboat has undergone an extensive renovation and is on the market for just £199,950

 

If you dream of waking up to a sea view, or relaxing in your bedroom listening to the sound of the waves, a waterside property could be ideal for you.

From riverside apartments and coastal properties, to country homes with private lakes, there is quite the selection of luxurious options right here in Sussex.

 

 

The spacious open plan living area

 

The boathouse makes excellent use of space and comprises two bedrooms, a large open plan living area and kitchen, a shower room, and a modern bathroom.

 

From the comments section ?

 

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silverspurs1 HR AGO

Makes a change from the other smaller filfey boats, chalets and tower block flats in the run down marina supervised by thug security guards!!

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27 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

 

 

HMRC definition of houseboat :

 

For VAT purposes, ‘houseboats‘ are boats designed solely as living accommodation that do not have, and cannot be fitted with, a means of propulsion. If a boat can be fitted with a means of propulsion, it is not a ‘houseboat‘.

 

 

C&RT definition of houseboat :

 

A Houseboat is defined as a boat whose predominant use is for a purpose other than navigation and which, if required for the purpose, has planning permission, for the site where it is moored. A Houseboat may be used for navigation from time to time provided it does not become its predominant use

 

 

 

Legal cases House boats:

 
Mew & Anor v Tristmire Ltd [2012] WLR 852     Case summary

Mew & Anor v Tristmire [2012] 1 WLR 852 Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal were required to determine whether two houseboats ‘Emily’ and ‘Watershed’ formed part of the realty and thus constituted a dwelling house or whether they were chattels. If they formed part of the realty the defendants, who owned and resided on the boats would be  protected from eviction under the Housing Act 1988. Both Emily and Watershed were connected to the mains services providing water, electricity and gas. They were originally built to be landing crafts, but were never used as such and converted into house boats after the war. They were once capable of floating, but now could only be removed by a crane with an extensive supporting cradle. Even this would be likely to result in damage or destruction of the boats due to the present condition of the boats. They rested on wooden panels which are supported by wooden piles driven into the bed of the Bembridge harbour on the Isle of Wight.

Held:

The house boats did not form part of the realty and remained chattels. Whilst the degree of annexation was not dissimilar to that in Elitestone v Morris, in examining the object of annexation the court was to have regard to the circumstances prevailing when the boats first came to the site. At this time the boats were easily movable and not intended to be permanent structures. The tenancies of the plots did not extend to the boats.

 
 
 
Chelsea Yacht & Boat Club v Pope [2000] EWCA Civ 425    Case summary
".......A boat, albeit one used as a home, is not of the same genus as real property."

 

...................   and a boathouse is ?????

 

I think you missed the point there Alan, possibly because this new format hides most of the post being quoted.  I've just now edited my earlier post so that the relevance is more obvious.

 

 

 

I s'pose it would be like comparing a car-space and a space-car.  Perhaps an estate agent just might understand the distinction even if he was not a sci-fi nerd.

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8 minutes ago, Murflynn said:

think you missed the point there Alan, possibly because this new format hides most of the post being quoted.  I've just now edited my earlier post so that the relevance is more obvious.

 

Alles klar !

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No mention of moorings. Availability, terms and conditions, costs etc. Also, couldn't the extensive refurb have run to a lick of paint on the hull . 

Please note that in future 'London White' should be referred to as 'London and Brighton White'

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not quite sure about the sea views and the sound of lapping waves in that particular mooring location.

 

more like being stuck between a housing development and a the hull of a yacht that spoils most of the view out of the windows - which would only be the view of other (much prettier boats) in stagnant water that depends on a bit of tidal movement (or is it behind a sea lock with no water movement whatsoever?) to clear away the inevitable scum and god knows what else that gets dumped into the marina when no-one is looking.

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