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Old 23-01-2016, 07:32 PM
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Default Solicitor requests planning permission. Don't have any???

Hi,

Slightly stressed! In process of selling our house. Things seem to be taking forever.

Received a letter today requesting planning permission or planning consent certificate for our wall we knocked out to make a large kitchen diner.

We did this 5 years ago and were told we did not need any planning permission.

We are sure the wall wasn't load bearing and the wall we knocked out was a single brick wall.

What do we do now they are requesting this. I'm having a total melt down with worry.

I have some old pics of the process if any one can tell if we needed permission or not.

Has any one had this problem?
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Old 23-01-2016, 07:34 PM
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Pics won't upload sorry
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:22 PM
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Default Re: Solicitor requests planning permission. Don't have any???

Hi. As far as I know the extension would have fallen under "permitted development"and would probably have only required permission or complainace with Building Regulations. Did you do the work yourself or did you use a builder? The request from the solicitor can be answered by stating that it was permitted development ( assuming it was).
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Solicitor requests planning permission. Don't have any???

The other thought that springs to mind is that you appear uncertain as to whether or not the wall was loadbearing. You may need to employ a structural engineeer to verify this. He will leave you with a document which could be given to your solicitor...assuming that the wall was indeed non-loadbearing.
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