Flats and maisonettes
I want to convert a house (or single flat) to a number of flats, bed-sits or other form of subdivision
To subdivide a house into multiple units you must obtain planning permission.
If your house is a listed building it is likely you will need listed building consent and you should contact your local planning authority for advice before you start work. Works to a listed building that affect its special historic character without consent is a criminal offence.
If your flat is in a conservation area and your proposals involve an element of demolition then you may need to apply for planning permission for relevant demolition in a conservation area and you should contact your local planning authority for advice.
- Conversions of properties require approval under the Building Regulations
- You may need to consult the Fire Service regarding issues relating to fire escapes
- The Housing Act 20041 requires that sub-divided buildings meet standards and houses in multiple occupation are licensed.
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