Thinking of buying a new home?

Ask us for advice about what the neighbours might (or could) do in the future under current Planning legislation!

Are you thinking of buying a new home? Have you found what you consider to be the ideal place to settle in, perhaps even your ‘forever home’? Are you about to put in an offer to the estate agent?

Before you do that, you might like to consider the planning opportunities available to the neighbouring properties, not to mention of course your own intentions to improve and extend your newly acquired property.

We receive so many phone calls and emails from people who fairly recently moved into their new homes who are now very unhappy about their neighbour’s proposed extension that we wanted to make this short blog post to warn new homeowners about what might – could – happen, quite legally, that compromises their lovely views across the valley or even just adversely impacts on that sunny patio right outside the living room doors.

We also hear from a number of people who are about to complete on their purchase or who have just moved into their new home who are wanting to extend – and, sometimes, we have to deliver the sad news that what they thought they could do is unfortunately just not going to be allowed.

So, while you are thinking of buying your new home, before you make that big decision, we would respectfully suggest that it might be worth considering asking some key questions beforehand.

Ecclesall Design has an unbeatable 100% success rate in achieving planning permission for our residential clients. As far as we are aware, that is unique amongst architects. If you would like to be sure about the Planning possibilities for not only your own new home but also of the opportunities open to your new neighbours, we would love to hear from you.

A relatively small financial investment at this stage could make your new massive, life changing, financial investment so much more informed.

If you are thinking of buying a new home, talk to us to find out what you or your neighbours can do under Planning legislation

We look forward to hearing from you.

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