Decking built on a shared flat roof (Listed Building & Conservation area)

Decking built on a shared flat roof (Listed Building & Conservation area)

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I am a joint owner of a flat roof, which my flat is underneath. I bought the property April 2017 when there was no decking. My neighbour has built decking on the roof. My concern is that no planning was granted, which I believe is the case and that that there is no way of inspecting the flat roof underneath the decking. They’ve had bbqs on the decking and the noise level has increased. I would like the decking removed and would be grateful for any guidance.

Question Posted By – Gillian West In Area – East Central Scotland
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission09-03-2018

    Hi Gillian.

    Where a property is part of a flatted of apartment block you would require planning permission for this type of alteration. There are very little permitted development rights when it comes to flats.

    If it is a listed building it would require listed building consent.

    If in a conservation area it would also require conservation area consent.

    Potentially it could require all 3 permissions.

    They would require permission to change from a roof space to a roof terrace including any alterations they have made internally to access the roof.

    Building warrant permission is also likely to be required.

    Also you normally find that roofs over an apartment or flat are shared equally between all the properties. It likely they would of required permission from all the owners to carry out this work. You should check your property title deeds to confirm this.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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