I am in the process of buying a four bed semi detached property and am thinking of converting it to two, two bedroom flats.
The queries I have are:
1) Do I need off road parking for the property; for the council to allow me a 'change of use' for the house?
2) If the Council do not allow the change of use. What would happen if I convert the house with all building regulations including smoke alarms, fire safety, sound insulation etc covered, but not notify the Council?;
3) Also i have no intention of selling the converted flats. I am only doing it for the increase in the rental income. Do you think I could convert it and just rent them out as two flats?
4) Without the Councils permission would the utilities companies install a seperate gas and electric meter for the extra flat?
Your replies would really be appreciated.
Best regards BUILDABLE