Retrospective permission

Retrospective permission

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert I have lived in my house for a 15 years. When I bought the house there was an attic conversion but no supporting paperwork. What must I do to make this bedroom Satisfactory for regulations. It has 2 large velux and 2 small velux flush fitting windows in the roof and at least 2 from the soffits. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Question Posted By – David Brown In Area – West Central Scotland

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission02-19-2015

    Hi David.

    You can get retrospective building warrant but it will depend what level the conversion was taken to.

    Do you know if a warrant was applied for and just no completion certificate issued or was no warrant applied for? If a warrant was applied for it will be a lot easier.

    To be classed as a bedroom it would have to meet certain criteria e.g. have stair access, be structurally safe to be used as a room, and be suitable insulated to what the regulations were when the conversion took place.

    Depending on the layout of your property 2 storey or 3 storey you may of required other fire protection measure to the existing floors to allow safe escape from the top storey.

    If the conversion doesn’t meet this criteria in my opinion you will not get retrospective permission.

    If it does I would recommend contacting you local councils building control department to discuss applying for retrospective permission.

    They may ask for an engineers and architectural report.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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