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    Is it worth drawing up your own lease or leave it to a solicitor?

    Best to leave it to a solicitor, in my opinion. You can always give the solicitor an idea of the kind of things that you want to be included in the lease.


      Do not draw up your own lease, as you wont have a clue.

      Simple as that.


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      • Chimney Removal from the roof
        As a part of roof renovation works we want to remove external part of the chimney (above the roof line). The house is semi detached, the chimney is located in the outer part of the house and is not part of any party wall.
        The condition of the chimney is quite bad and we prefer to remove everything...
        05-07-2019, 09:11 AM
      • Reply to Chimney Removal from the roof
        That's right!
        We are only removing the part above the roof line, and the example recommendation from leaseholder64 might be more applicable when some parts of the chimney would be removed from inside of the house, which is not the case.
        Many thanks you both for a prompt reply!
        05-07-2019, 14:59 PM
      • Reply to Chimney Removal from the roof
        Well reading that document I see no reason to talk to Building Control at all! All that is being proposed is removal of the top of the chimney to below the roof line. As long as suitable ventilation is provided at the new 'top' then just get on with it.

        I say this from having researched...
        05-07-2019, 14:26 PM
      • Reply to Chimney Removal from the roof
        Building Control definitely needs to be notified, see, for example,
        05-07-2019, 11:10 AM
      • Reply to Chimney Removal from the roof
        I would have a word with building control Demolition work tends to be notifiable and the change in weight distribution may affect the structure.

        I'm not sure about planning permission, but I don't recognize it as being a permitted development.

        You may well find that a photograph...
        05-07-2019, 11:02 AM
      • property access issue?
        Hi all
        Couple of questions, Im looking to make a planning application to change a commercial B1 property to residential (property build around 1820)
        The building has had historically (I think an original door) and still physically has in place the doorway but which leads out to a neighbors...
        04-07-2019, 19:09 PM
      • Reply to property access issue?
        First thing you need to find out is whether the property has any right of access over either the driveway or the pub car park. Presumably it has a right of access from somewhere?
        04-07-2019, 19:44 PM
      • listed building consent
        Damp Proof Course what have been your experiences with applying for planning and listed building consent for a modern damp proof course where there is not one already and the groundfloor flat is damp?
        22-06-2019, 16:25 PM
      • Reply to listed building consent
        Yes agree with you leaseholder 64 however the leaseholder was told by his surveyor that a DPC would do the trick so to speak however this advice can not be followed as listed building consent is required which would not be given as a modern DPC for a listed building would be a BIG no no and seen as...
        23-06-2019, 19:58 PM
      • Reply to listed building consent
        Is the lower part of the wall at least 150mm above ground level? If not a DPC is not really an option. (I'm not quite clear about the ground is higher sentence, but it sounds like it means that the damp wall is below ground level.)

        In any case, my feeling would be that, on an old building,...
        23-06-2019, 19:12 PM