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    I agree with the point above. You think you're...

    I agree with the point above. You think you're being clever but the reality is your proposals are to clearly create two separate dwellings not a house share.

    The architect is correct that you...
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    There is a BStandard and BBA certification for...

    There is a BStandard and BBA certification for retro installation of cavity wall insulation. I've got a copy somewhere from when I did some work at SCJohnson.

    My understanding is that the bead...
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    Posts #2 and #4. A good LL would have attended...

    Posts #2 and #4.

    A good LL would have attended to this by now.
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    It doesn't matter what temperature it 'can' get...

    It doesn't matter what temperature it 'can' get to, is it actually getting hot?

    Has the T been shown how to use the heating system?

    Does the T understand how the system works? This is...
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    What a horrible way of re-wiring a building. ...

    What a horrible way of re-wiring a building.

    Aside from that, it should be understood that electrical testing is carried out against current standards. What this means is that the vast majority...
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    So you've found a new tenant to let an...

    So you've found a new tenant to let an unihabitable flat.

    And people wonder why raising the quality of rented accommodation is so hard!
  7. Getting Planning Consent for converting a house...

    Getting Planning Consent for converting a house in to flats depends on what the local development plan says.

    The Council will have a copy of the plan (well should) available to download. Within...
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    On the open market I see no reason why having a...

    On the open market I see no reason why having a smart meter fitted will affect the 'letability' of a property to any greater effect than having a shower rather than a bath.

    I am positive there...
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    You say Leasholders, is this a flat? Is a flat...

    You say Leasholders, is this a flat? Is a flat conversion property? If it is a flat (or leasehold property) then why are you not dealing with the Freeholder?

    Was the loft conversion carried out...
  10. Thread: Development

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    Receive offers for what? To finance it? To buy...

    Receive offers for what? To finance it? To buy it all?

    With regards to the parking, if you wish to press forward with a car free development then you need to [formally] show that car parking...
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    You can get thin 'conservation area' double...

    You can get thin 'conservation area' double glazed units which are efficient but expensive.

    Secondary glazing is for acoustic insulation rather than thermal performance. That said, you can get...
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    +1000 Why was the T removing wall paper? Are...

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    Why was the T removing wall paper? Are they re-decorating? If so, I would be very wary of their abilities if they can't fill a couple of back box holes during prepwork. What sort of mess...
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    It's pointless contacting the Planning Department...

    It's pointless contacting the Planning Department regarding Building Regulation issues. Building Control deal with those.

    There's not a lot of requirements for a domestic staircase. 2m minimum...
  14. How many nights a week does your g/f stay over?

    How many nights a week does your g/f stay over?
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    So 'everything' was removed from the flat? The...

    So 'everything' was removed from the flat? The furniture, appliances etc?

    Given the LL instructed them to clean then your compliant lies with them.
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    I suspect the OP means the building has solid...

    I suspect the OP means the building has solid brick walls rather than cavity walls.

    Personally, I'd get a Building Surveyor to inspect the property and report on their findings. I wouldn't be...
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    Assuming the property is in England or Wales. ...

    Assuming the property is in England or Wales.

    If any of your proposed works fall under the Party Wall Act then you'll need to serve Notice on the effected Adjoining Owner(s).

    There is a leaflet...
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    In fairness a £70 CU is only a £70 CU if the...

    In fairness a £70 CU is only a £70 CU if the Client supplies it. If the installer provides it then they become liable for rectifying faults. Pretty basic business [and not exclusive to the building...
  19. As you believe the building would fall under PD...

    As you believe the building would fall under PD rights then apply to the Planning Department for a 'Certificate of Lawful Development'.

    Pretty simple sounding proposal so shouldn't be that...
  20. Regularisation Certificates can only be issued by...

    Regularisation Certificates can only be issued by Building Control. You can't use an Approved Inspector for it. Unless the change has slipped by me.

    As for selling a properties without proof of...
  21. 21sqm is unlikely to be accpeted by the Planning...

    21sqm is unlikely to be accpeted by the Planning Department as large enough for a dwelling. It doesn't comply with the standards in the 80's let alone now.
  22. If the internal wall is replastered with a water...

    If the internal wall is replastered with a water proof render then what is the need for a new DPC to be injected?
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    There's some confusion here between Planning...

    There's some confusion here between Planning Department and Building Control. They are entirely different departments that deal with different things to do with buildings / the built environment.
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    There is no requirement for an extractor fan in a...

    There is no requirement for an extractor fan in a bathroom merely ventilation - assuming the window is of sufficient size this would suffice.

    I'd be more worried that the LL can't afford £200 (or...
  25. Flats have no permitted development rights...

    Flats have no permitted development rights regardless of whether they are in a Conservation Area or not.

    Any planning applicaton will need to demonstrate that the proposals comply with the...
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