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  1. Hi Everyone, I am a Planning Officer for a local authority in London so I thought I would offer my services...for free! Please feel free to ask me any planning related questions you have and I will do my best to answer them. If you're not quite sure what to ask, as a rough guide I can offer advice on the following things to name a few: Permitted development rights (also known as PD); Extensions (including basements); Sub-division of residential properties; Changes of use (Office to residential for instance); Things to look out for in terms of impacts on neighbours; General procedural queries. Look forward to your questions! Thanks, Ian
  2. Echo'ing other posters on this forum, many thanks for your kind offer of free advice I want to extend my garage roof "only" forward to increase the overhang to give a larger covered area (somewhere to clean the dog up when she comes back soaking wet !), and wonder if you can confirm if i need PP. The existing garage door is shown on the diagram below by the red dotted line. The current up and over garage door will be replaced with a new standard door type and will remain in the same place. The black horizontal line shows the existing roof/overhang position I would like to extend the roof only forward as depicted by the green solid lines The height of the existing flat roof is 2450mm and it will remain at this same height It will not extend past the front my my house (left) but will need to come forward 1100mm of my neighbors property Out of courtesy, i will obviously be asking my neighbor for permission to fasten joists to his property, but can anyone confirm if officially, this needs PP please ?
  3. Hi Everyone, I am a Planning Officer for a local authority in London so I thought I would offer my services...for free! Please feel free to ask me any planning related questions you have and I will do my best to answer them. If you're not quite sure what to ask, as a rough guide I can offer advice on the following things to name a few: Permitted development rights (also known as PD); Extensions (including basements); Sub-division of residential properties; Changes of use (Office to residential for instance); Things to look out for in terms of impacts on neighbours; General procedural queries. Look forward to your questions! Thanks, Ian
  4. Hi everyone, I'm buying some flats in Liverpool and they were completed a few months ago. The lender solicotor is asking for formal confirmation from Liverpool City Council that the flats have been build to the plans. It is of course a contractual obligation of the developer that the plans have been complied with and usually solicitors will take a view on this, but not in this case. So I have been waiting for a months now for Liverpool City Council to get back to my solicitors to confirm this. I'm pushing my solicitor, but nothing is moving. Has anyone else experienced anything similar. Can anyone with more experience advise me how I can try to push things forward? Thanks!
  5. Hi everyone, I'm buying some flats in Liverpool and they were completed a few months ago. The lender solicotor is asking for formal confirmation from Liverpool City Council that the flats have been build to the plans. It is of course a contractual obligation of the developer that the plans have been complied with and usually solicitors will take a view on this, but not in this case. So I have been waiting for a months now for Liverpool City Council to get back to my solicitors to confirm this. I'm pushing my solicitor, but nothing is moving. Has anyone else experienced anything similar. Can anyone with more experience advise me how I can try to push things forward? Thanks!
  6. Hi. I am just in the final stages of buying a 3 bed semi-detached with a vast single storey extension to the rear, opening up a large kitchen and through into a conservatory/sun room. The sellers cannot provide any certificates or anything relating to the approval of planning permission. However they do have a letter from the local council saying the work that has been done is in line with building regulations. Does this alone prove that planning permission was approved? We are buying the property with cash initially, however in 4-5 years we will be needing to take out a mortgage on the property and we are just concerned that down the line there may be a problem with getting a mortgage approved. The seller has provided pictures of the work being done, lintels being installed etc, and we don't really have any concerns at all with the quality of the work as it looks great and has been up just over 10 years already. It is purely the legal side of things that we don't want to come unstuck. Also the threat of the council or somebody turning around and saying we need to rip the extension out etc. Any help and advice would be much appreciated. Thanks. Marra
  7. Hello everyone! I have a very unusual property law case. I have been trying to get advice from about dozen of various property law solicitors as well as taking some actions but unsuccessfully and no one knows what to do with it…. In 2007 my husband and I bought a leasehold property (1st floor maisonette) with a converted loft. The loft was converted in 2004. When we bought the property it was repossessed. We used recommended solicitors, who were based in Scotland. Only after the purchase was sealed I found out that the loft had a separate title and what’s worse it was not transferred into our names. We have ended up with a flat that is registered in our names and the loft in the name of the previous owner. He was repossessed when we bought the property and cannot be found (I used solicitors/detectives to track him down). I desperately want to correct the title but I’ve not been able to do it for the last 5 years! As we spent a few years trying to investigate the situation, we now know this: · One of the previous owners obtained a new lease from the landlord (Greenwich Council) for the loft and converted it – without planning permissions in 2004. · He subsequently sold the property that had two titles (one for the flat and one for the loft) to an Italian chap. Both titles were transferred correctly · In 2006 the Italian bloke got repossessed · We bought the place in 2007. As the property was repossessed our solicitors were dealing with the company that took the premises over. It seems that the bank that had charges over the property didn’t realise that there were two titles. As a result my solicitors were never made aware of any separate title and they only transferred the flat title into our names. In order to rectify the title we’ve already tried: · Contacting Land Registry – they refused to help · Contacting the landlord (Greenwich Council) – they refused to help. I asked them to cancel the lease they granted to one of the previous owners as they breached the lease conditions by converting the loft without seeking planning permissions. · Had a court case but the judge overruled our right to the loft simply because the previous owner cannot be found….We are still puzzled. The previous owner has no rights as he got repossessed – it included the loft…. · Asking my solicitors for help – they got into administration since. In any case they don’t think it was their fault as they were dealing with the bank who repossessed the property and it seemed the bank itself didn’t realise about the two titles. The bank sold the flat to us only but consequently they removed the charges from the loft as we approached them and asked to do so. · My solicitors who are now into administration were trying to help by giving me an insurance policy to cover any problems with a potential claim to the loft by the Italian chap should he miraculously turned up. They assured me it would be enough to sell the property. Two years ago we wanted to sell but it fell through as a mortgage provider refused to give mortgage to our buyers. This was because of the loft issue…. I should add that there is no separate entrance to the loft. The only way to enter the loft is via a staircase that is inside my flat. It seems like a very silly error but it causes me a lot of grief and it means we are stuck with this property for a mistake that was not made on our part… I just desperately want to correct the title. I’ve been told that I could try after living in property for 10 years – to make an application to the Land Registry and use ‘Adverse Possession law’. It means that I have to wait for a lot longer and besides I don’t know what my chances of having the application being successful are…. Do I have any other options???? Thanks so much in advance!
  8. Hello everyone, I'm in the process of buying my first BTL house and I encountered a few problems. The house has a rear extension built over a sewer pipe. The extension was built in the 80s and has a planning permission. But there is no build over agreement with water company. I've read that building over a sewer pipe can be a problem, as the extension can cause damage to the pipes if not done properly and in case the pipes need repairing this could be very costly. On the other hand the extension has been there for 30 years and from the building survey there are no visible problems. Also several similar houses on the same street have rear extensions and I imagine they were all built over the pipes that run to the rear of the houses. I am not sure if this is something serious and I should pull out before the exchange and look for a different property. Would that cause problems when I would like to sell the property later on or extend any further? There is one more problem in the house. There is one internal load bearing wall removed in the living room, that does not have planning permission. The vendors said that they bought it without the wall and they didn't even know that a wall was removed there. The surveyor said that he couldn't see if the removal of the wall was done properly, but he also couldn't see any faults in the house that would indicate that it was not done properly (without steel beam). The wall was removed around 10 years ago, so there would be some visual clues if it was not done properly. Could that together with the extension built over sewer pipe be a sign to pull out and not to buy this house? Thank you for any help. This is my first investment property and it is very stressful seeing all those problems and not knowing what to do anymore.
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