Tenement basement conversion
Hi. We are looking for guidance with regards (specifically) the initial stages of how to go about getting the checks, estimates, and information, for a conversion beneath our property.
We live on the ground floor of a grade 2 listed tenement flat in Glasgow, that is elevated 1 floor at the rear. There is a sealed Victorian washroom directly beneath our kitchen (same footprint) at the rear, and we have between approximately 5 and 11 feet of space in the solum beneath the rest of the flat.
We would ideally like to convert and damp proof the Victorian washroom, and run stairs to it from the cupboard in our flat’s hall. If possible, also converting and damp proofing the solum under our hall and living room.
We understand from our deeds that their are ‘communal’ areas in the tenement, and that although the washroom is not specified, we may need to purchase that from the other residents, with a legal cost also attached. From our research we are under the impression that the solum directly beneath our floor belongs to us (is that correct?).
Can you advise what our first steps should be? What type of professional should we approach first?
Question Posted By – Neil In Area – West Central Scotland
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