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    Garage Conversion

    Can anybody advise me

    I am having a garage conversion which is a double garage 50 meters at the bottom of the garden...I have spoken to the local council who advice "Building Notice " to cover the installation of a toilet and shower

    When I rent it out will I need to create an AST or will the landlord be resident in the main property and will the tenant be just a lodger with less rights

    PS there is a clause in the original planning consent that this building should always be a garage which it is with one half remaining a garage

    #2
    If it is completely self-contained (ie, own kitchen & bathroom, separate access), then I think you are creating a new dwelling and any rent-paying occupant would be a tenant, not a lodger. I would be amazed though if the planning dept. were happy with just Building Notice. Have you spoken to them about what you plan to do?
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      #3
      Originally posted by OMG View Post
      PS there is a clause in the original planning consent that this building should always be a garage which it is with one half remaining a garage
      Planning consent for what?

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        #4
        Originally posted by westminster View Post
        Planning consent for what?
        Presumably for the existing garage?
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          #5
          Maybe, but it seems contradictory for consent to convert a garage to state that it must "always be a garage". I wondered if OP meant that consent said only half of the building must remain as a garage, and also whether the consent was actually to create a new dwelling or not.

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            #6
            In my opinion it will need full change of use and it is not a foregone conclusion that it will be granted. I know someone who did it and it took a lot of effort and heartache to get permission. I don't think the Council know the full story....perhaps they have just been told that water is going to be fed into the garage or a toilet put in there....
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              #7
              Originally posted by westminster View Post
              Maybe, but it seems contradictory for consent to convert a garage to state that it must "always be a garage". I wondered if OP meant that consent said only half of the building must remain as a garage, and also whether the consent was actually to create a new dwelling or not.
              I was assuming that the garage was built (separately), as a garage, after the house was built and that the pp for the garage (when first built) stipulated it must remain as one - presumably to stop it being... er, converted into a dwelling at some later stage, as OP proposes to do.
              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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