Permitted Development Rights here to stay, says UK Government

Permitted development rights, which make it easier to carry out office to residential conversions in the UK, are to become permanent, the UK government has announced.

Originally introduced in 2013, permitted development rights enabling developers and owners to convert offices to dwellings will no longer be time restricted to May 2016.  In addition, new categories of light industrial buildings and launderettes have been included in the list of premises able to benefit from conversion under the rights.

These changes form part of the wider General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) and override the necessity to submit planning applications for changes of use, provided a list of conditions are adhered to.

Source:  RICS
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Nick Wadsworth MRICS
Residential Sales Valuer
Horncastle office
Tel: 01507 522222


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