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Converting A House Into Flats: Costs And Planning Guide

More and more homeowners are converting their homes into flats. And it is quite apparent why – the ever-growing demand for flats in London. More homeowners now realise that splitting their property into units helps them increase rental income and increase property value. So how do you convert your house into flats and what are the expected costs? The following guide should help you in this regard. Planning guide If a house has to be divided into multiple units, it will be required to obtain planning permission.  If ...

Which PlotFinder Website Suits You?
The Definitive Guide

Choose a plotfinder website that's right for your build “How will I know which plotfinder site to use?   Paddle the stream of plotfinder sites with this guide as your raft   Table of Contents 1   Introduction 2   Where to Start 3   Which Plotfinder site fits your needs the best? 4   What would you need in a plotfinder site? 5   Ten Points to Look for in a good plotfinder site 6   List of Plotfinder ...

What is the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and when does it apply?

The Party Wall etc Act 1996 governs certain types of work that a building owner (the person undertaking the construction works), undertakes to their property. The Act ensures that prior to commencing those proposed works, the building owner serves a Party Wall Notice upon the adjoining owner (the neighbour adjoining the construction works). The Party Wall Notice gives the adjoining owner the opportunity and legal right to appoint a Party Wall Surveyor to review the proposed works from the perspective of their pro ...

Why is Permitted Development so good for developers?

What is Permitted Development?

Well, in the simplest terms, it can save you both time and money when considering an extension to a residential property or even a conversion of a commercial premise into multiple living spaces.

Permitted Development rights allow for a number of changes to be made without a formal planning application, the permission being granted not by a local authority but by Parliament.

 

Christmas Greetings

  Yes, We are open   EA Battersea office open on  Dec 28th - 30th and Jan 3rd  9 AM to 6 PM     I hope you are well. We would like to wish you a very merry christmas and a lovely new year.   Best Wishes  Extension Architecture   FREE QUOTE REQUEST CONTACT US   ...

Changes of Use

CHANGE OF USE COMMENTARY     - IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN                                      What an interesting study it is to observe the recent variety of change of use applications! They are severally unique, and yet we have a considerable onslaught. It would be reasonable to expect duplications of requests, be it sandwich shop to hot food, hair-dresser to mini-cab, and yet on they teem in the ...

Planning For Gingerbread?

  SKYLINE PLANNING                                  We are fond of the London skyline… be it night shots from Waterloo Bridge, Tower Bridge yawning to allow ship thoroughfare, or viewpoints like the Eye.   But isn’t it getting a little crowded - with literally hundreds of towers proposed - and precious few rejected?   It is rather a cavalier approach to the granting of permissions, compared with the more stringent approval rates of LPAs around the capital. What we ...