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12:46 PM, 28th July 2020, About 2 years ago

Buying without planning permission or building certificate?

Reply to the comment left by brian gill at 28/07/2020 - 09:56
What I believe is important to remember is that under the Planning Act 1990 if development has been completed for more than 4 years, the Local Planning Authority cannot take action and the development is Lawful.
This however doesn't apply to development to or within the curtilage of a Listed Building where the 4 year rule doesn't apply.
Regarding lack of Building Control Approval the period in which the Local Authority can take action is 12 months from the completion of the breach.
However the LA could apply to the courts if they felt the development was dangerous or had health and safety issues but this would have to be decided by a Court and not the LA.... Read More