Planning consents for extensions to home required on Conveyancing in Nottingham.

When carrying out Conveyancing in Nottingham, Solicitors frequently find that older houses in the area have been extended, often more than once. Although extensions within certain limits often do not require planning consent, further additions may then require permission.

It is therefore essential that buyers know what works have been carried out previously, and local Property Lawyers will make enquiries about this. If any work which has been completed does not have necessary consent then this will cause delays for the Conveyancing in Nottingham.

Conveyancer Sarah McGregor was acting for the buyers of a freehold property on Wadham Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4JB in September 2010. The large detached house had been built in the 1920's. Sales details were received from Haarts of 12 Croft Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire, NG5 7DX  and Sarah noted from the photos that the house had a substantial extension at one side.

She asked Sheltons of 388 Carlton Hill, Carlton, Nottingham. NG4 1JA, the Conveyancing Solicitors who were handling the Conveyancing in Nottingham for the sellers, to send copies of all planning consents and building regulation approvals for these works. Sarah also put in hand the usual conveyancing search with Gedling Council, the local authority which covers the north-western suburbs of Nottingham, at Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU.

Planning consents for two extensions

These searches and enquiries confirmed that consents had been granted for two previous extensions, one for a kitchen and the other for first floor rooms above a carport. The vendors' Conveyancers supplied copies of these, with confirmation that the works had long been completed and had been signed off by the council's building inspector.

Sarah was then able to advise her clients to proceed with the sale in the knowledge that they would not have any problems with the local authority. She also advised them that any new additions to the house would need further consent.

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