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    Just bought shop with empty flat,can I let the flat lawfully without building regs

    I have just bought a shop with 1 bed flat above, the flat has no fire doors, alarms,emergency lighting and is on the 2nd floor. It has own meters, seperate entrance.

    Can I let the flat lawfully without building regulations?
    Last edited by steve51a@fsmail.net; 25-09-2008, 19:48 PM. Reason: rent flat only

    #2
    Originally posted by steve51a@fsmail.net View Post
    I have just bought a shop with 1 bed flat above, the flat has no fire doors, alarms,emergency lighting and is on the 2nd floor. It has own meters, seperate entrance.

    Can I let the flat lawfully without building regulations?
    For how long has it been a flat, and when was it last let as such?
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      #3
      yes it was let upto 3 months ago

      It has been a flat for a number of years, has its own entrance, electric meter and was last used upto 3 months ago, at least that is was the previous owners agent told me. I asked a reputable letting agent to advertise it and they said I needed fire doors, emegency lighting, fire alarm etc.
      I intend to do all of this in 6 months time when I have my planning permission for another flat on the 1st floor, in the meantime I just want to let it as is, can I?

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        #4
        Originally posted by steve51a@fsmail.net View Post
        It has been a flat for a number of years.
        Yes, but how many? This may be a significant factor in deciding if enforcement is still possible.
        JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
        1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
        2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
        3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
        4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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