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Most properties built since 1963 need to having planning permission. Most developments added to properties (even if the property was built pre 1963) after 1963 similarly need planning permission.

When you buy a property, you want to know that the property is compliant with all planning conditions set down by the local authority, because you want to be certain that once you move in, you don’t get a nasty surprise, in the shape of a letter from the council, telling you that the extension you’re sitting in needs to be demolished, due to non-compliance with planning by the previous owner.

When we get the contracts for your property and the title deeds to investigate, we will also investigate the planning and ensure, inasmuch as we can, that no problems will arise.

We may also advise you to have your own engineer look at the property to confirm that there are no structural problems with the property.

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