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  • chrisbee
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    Thanks everyone, I'll make a good job of it.just frightened to death of spending thousands on acoustics and failing the sound tests!

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  • mk1fan
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    No insurance cover, difficulties in selling, possible criminal prosecution.

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  • jdmf
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    Originally posted by JK0 View Post
    You won't get a completion certificate, and won't be able to sell them.
    You won't get a completion certificate but it would be possible to sell them. However any half decent solicitor will pick up on the fact they have been converted without buildings regulation consent and nobody needing a mortgage will be able to buy them so you will be restricted to cash buyers, buying against the advice of their solicitor. That means they will only pay you way less than the normal price for the flat so it would be wise to convert them with building regulation consent and get full market price.

    There is no time limit for enforcement of non compliance with the building regulations by way of injunction. You will also need planning permission to convert to 5 studios.

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  • Tipper
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    Basically you have broken the Law!

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  • JK0
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    You won't get a completion certificate, and won't be able to sell them.

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  • chrisbee
    started a topic building regulations

    building regulations

    what are the the implications if you do not follow building regs approval when converting 3 no. Existing flats into 5 studios. I.e. comply with part b fire, but not part e sound & part l, energy.
    Cheers
    Chris

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