Blocked Up Back Door – Planning Permission

Blocked Up Back Door – Planning Permission

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert I plan to buy a house in Aberdeen. The back door of the property is blocked and not visible at all from the inside and outside but the work was carried out to the property in excess of 15 years ago, as motioned in the home report by the surveyor and told by the seller. My solicitor advised me that if the work was carried out in excess of 15 year ago then it doesn’t require the planning permission.

Question-1: Does it require planning permission, if I buy the house now?

Question-2: How can I ensure that the work was carried out in excess of 15 years ago?

Question-3: Could this be an issue for a lender?

Question Posted By – Sohail Ahmed In Area – Scottish Borders

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission02-19-2014

    Hello Sohail.

    It is unlikely that planning permission would of been required for this type of project unless the property is in a conservation area, is a listed building for part of a flat/apartment.

    The works would of required a building warrant as alteration have been made to the external wall.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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