If you are planning on purchasing a property in which you know you want to undertake a loft conversion, you should contact George Ide’s expert residential conveyancing solicitors.
There are many home alterations you can perform without having to request planning permission, but in some circumstances converting a loft will need to be applied for.
The government’s Planning Portal states that you may require planning permission if:
As well as this, the local authority should be contacted, since it will sometimes have its own separate set of rules for loft conversions, and a survey may be required to check that no bats (which are a protected species) are living in the roof space.
Investigating all legalities on your behalf, house purchase lawyers can help make the process of purchasing a home as stress and incident-free as possible.
If you would like to know more about George Ide’s residential conveyancing solicitors and the services we provide, please contact us today.
Based in West Sussex, but serving the whole of the UK, our team are professional, experienced, and approachable. We look forward to hearing from you.
*Including any additional roof space build by previous owners.