Good news is on the horizon for families in the UK who would like to extend their current homes.
Under new planning laws just been passed which will come into effect by September 2020. Any homeowners that would like to build upwards on their houses will receive rapid approval under a planning new legislation.
What this means is that homeowners with detached properties can expand their living space upwards, instead of going through the expensive process of moving to an alternative larger house.
This will allow families to extend and provided additional space for their increasing families, such as elderly relatives or help younger generations that are finding it difficult to access the property ladder.
This will also create a substantial amount of work for the building trade, just what is needed after the lockdown period and COVID-19.
This total overhaul of a an outdated and bureaucratic planning permission laws that were first brought to the attention of the public by the Sun newspaper in this article, click here to read
New homes in the UK will get a boost by getting an automatic planning permission approval. This is great news as it will speed up the building of new properties, this was announced at the beginning of August 2020.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to kick-start the building trade as part of his £5 Billion economy drive after lockdown and COVID-19.
The current rule usually takes around 5 years to bring a housing development forward and progress through the normal planning system.
The new rules will allow land that has been designated for the use of new homes, schools, shops and commercial buildings and offices will receive an automatic go-ahead, and let firms start building.
A loft conversion is an excellent way of adding some space and value to your property cost-effectively. If you have got an attic that’s still not being used for anything other than storing unwanted goods that you will never use, then you’re in luck and you could claim this unused space and turn it into a real usable, functional and liveable area, depending on your needs and taste. Sometimes it's more cost effective to stay in your existing house and complete a loft conversion or add an extension to gain that extra space instead of moving to reach the same goal.
Just a few ideas what you could use the new space for
The possibilities are endless, let your imagination run wild, don't move improve!
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