Loft and garage planning permission
I bought a house 2 years ago and my solicitor didnt question about permission for loft or garage conversions. I have not complete any work as it was already done when I bought the property. Now I am in the process of selling and the entry date is 16th May, I have received a letter from their solicitor to ask for the legal documents regarding the loft conversion and the erection of a garage. My solicitor (the same one as I bought the property with) has told me I must contact the Council and apply for permission.
I contacted them and they tell me it will cost £264 and take 3-4 weeks! I have already moved out the property due to my husbands ill health and finding all this not only a financial strain but Im sick with worry that I will loose the sale I am having to borrow money to pay this. I have to complete the forms and return with payment on Monday.
I have checked on this site and it says you dont need permission, please can you advise if this is my responsibility, even if I didnt complete the work?
Question Posted By – Linda Gordon In Area – Other