Multiple Dwelling Relief Changes

Annexe stamp duty

Multiple Dwelling Relief Changes New Stamp Duty Changes Could Impact You Multiple Dwelling Relief changes being bought in during June 2024 will see the abolishment of Multiple Dwellings Relief (MDR).  MDR has provided reduced Stamp Duty for those buying two to five properties and has been a saving grace for homeowners buying properties with an […]

Positive news for homeowners as house prices rise

house prices rise

Annual House Prices Rise and Growth Returns to positive We’re delighted to share some positive news for homeowners across the UK.  Recent Nationwide figures show that annual house prices rise and growth has returned to positive territory for the first time in over a year.  Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: […]

Proposed changes to Permitted Development Rights

Government consultation on PD rights

Proposed Changes to Permitted Development Rights The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) are consulting on changes to various permitted development rights for householder development. The changes apply to England only and consultation is open until 9th April 2024. To make your representations, please follow this link. What are Permitted Development Rights? Permitted […]

Take control of your annexe planning application

submit your own annexe planning application

Navigate your annexe planning application with confidence The desire to care for ageing loved ones while fostering closer family bonds makes multi-generational living an increasingly popular choice. But converting your property to accommodate them often requires adding an annexe or mobile home. And if you don’t know how to write a good annexe planning application, […]

Can I rent out my annexe?

Can I rent out my red brick annexe

Introduction to this week’s blog – Can I rent out my annexe? In this blog we’ll answer the burning question on many householders’ lips “Can I rent out my annexe?” Read on to find out more. Planning rules and regulations can be complex, and when it comes to annexes, there are important considerations that every […]

Government planning application fee increase December 2023

planning application fee increase 2023

Planning application fee increase 2023 Planning application fees will increase from 6th December 2023 due to legislative amendments.  The Government expects the fee increase to result in increased investment in the planning service, however, we are not holding our breath! The main points of the legislation changes affecting planning fee applications are as follows: Application […]

Living in a Green Belt or Listed Building and need annexe planning?

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Introduction Do you live in a Green Belt or a Listed Building and need annexe planning permission? Planning to build an annexe on your property? Concerned about green belt or listed building status? One way to confidently navigate challenges is by applying for a Certificate of Lawfulness (CoL) for a mobile home, alongside a planning […]

Do I need planning permission for my Garden Room?

garden chair planning permission garden room

Do need planning permission for my Garden Room? In this blog we’ll explore the question, do I need planning permission for my garden room? It’s important to note that in some cases garden rooms can be constructed without any planning permission under Permitted Development (PD) rights, providing they do not include sleeping accommodation. However there […]

Do you need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding?

Householder anexe application

Demolition: Do you need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding? You may need to demolish an outbuilding such as a shed or garage prior to building an annexe.  However, a common misconception is that you do not need planning permission to knock down an outbuilding.  Keep reading to avoid falling foul of this common […]

Annexe

Annexes are now a popular addition to many family homes to provide additional accommodation.

Mobile Home


NAPC provide a service to help you establish whether your mobile home meets the definition of a caravan and can apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness

Garden Room


Looking to install a garden room at your property? Unsure about planning permission or building regulations for garden rooms?

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