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Relocating kitchen in 2 bedroom flat to convert it to 3 bedrooms.

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Hi all,

Was wondering if anyone has had any experience converting 2 bedroom flats to 3 bedroom flats? I'm looking at a leasehold flat where I could very easily move the kitchen from a separate room into the living room to make an open plan kitchen/living room, and then the existing kitchen space can become a bedroom.

My question is, are there any rules or regs that prevent me from doing this? 

I know I need to get permission from the landlord/freeholder, but do I need permission from the council to do this? Do I need building regs? What about fire safety and stuff like that?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Here is my answer to your query:

  • You won't need planning permission or permitted development
  • Your property will need to be compliant for electric safety, gas safety, smoke detectors etc. But this is always true for rental properties
  • For fire safety, you will need to have FD30 doors installed, when you replace them. Your builder should know about this

Vin Gupta
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