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For the purposes of this Q&A, it is assumed there is no definition within the transfer or any related document and there is no support/assistance derived from the transfer, which would provide a clear definition of ‘storey’ or any assistance as to its meaning. The exact wording of the covenant would be the first starting point alongside any definitions contained within the transfer.
Furthermore, whether a storey is seen to be only above ground will need to be considered in view of the transfer and the subject matter of the transfer, the document needing to be read as a whole document.
In the absence of a common definition of ‘storey’, a definition relating to basements of House(s) in Multiple Occupation (HMO) can be found in article 3(3)(a) of the Licensing of Houses
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