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Sell house with annex but no planning permission

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    We would like to sell our house and I was wondering if someone could advise us on what to do.

    We extended and transformed an old garden shed into an office/granny flat with electricity, water and heating. We have no planning permission for this.
    We live in a conservation area. The old shed was built (and therefore extented) on a listed wall.

    In order to sell, should we apply for a planning permission in restrospect or get an indemnity insurance cover? or ... else?
    Would a survey done by the buyers pick up on the fact that the annex has no planning permission?

    We are first time sellers so appreciate any advice!
    Thank you!

  • #2
    I would ask your solicitor and see what he / she says. You need advice from someone who is legally trained rather than a property professional.

    It will depend too on what you've done to the old shed to "transform" it. Is it the same shed or did you tear it down and build a bricks and mortar building in its place?

    Look up as much planning information on your local area on the internet too.


    • #3
      Thanks for your reply.
      The old shed was teared down (it was falling appart). It was replaced by a wood structure (shed like wood structure).
      The old shed is on the council boundaries map. However the new annex is bigger.
      Thanks for your help! I will contact our sollicitor.