Angela Cooper

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 7th May 2015


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 11

Angela Cooper

17:10 PM, 14th October 2015, About 6 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

Matt/Evan, Your personal views or experience don't cover all the Architects in the UK and its quite insulting that you both find it necessary to pass comments on another members point of view whilst slandering a highly regulated profession. The property forum on this site is where members can share and discuss best practice and I would expect the information given by members to fall under best practice. Not employing the most appropriate person to carry out any work is beyond me!... Read More

Angela Cooper

14:02 PM, 14th October 2015, About 6 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

Matt As with all professions some are better than others but neither a surveyor or a draft person have the same qualifications, training or insurance as an Architect so can`t really be compared. I run my own Chartered practice in Aberdeen and have just recently saved a client money on the Scottish version of these charges. My advice to Pete would be to go to an Architect and obtain the correct guidance from the start. Pete may find that the local authority already have guidelines in place for splitting residential gardens.... Read More

Angela Cooper

9:51 AM, 14th October 2015, About 6 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

Employ a RIBA registered Architect who will guide you thro the process!... Read More

Angela Cooper

16:19 PM, 10th October 2015, About 6 years ago

New Build plus 50k to council?

Are you in England/Wales? In Scotland a fee called Developer Contribution is sought for every new dwelling and based on the number of bedrooms and housing area. This fee used to be waivered for Section 75 planning applications but these are very uncommon now. The fee is also waivered if the new dwelling replaces an existing that has recently paid council tax. Discounts were given for energy saving measures but these discounts were removed a number of years ago. The fee is payable once your permission is about to be signed off and your permission will be held until the fee is paid.... Read More

Angela Cooper

10:11 AM, 1st June 2015, About 6 years ago

Company or Private Let ?

Reply to the comment left by "money manager" at "31/05/2015 - 18:17":

Money Manager, im not really sure what your point is? Im perfectly aware of these documents. You`ve no idea what i do for a living nor what household expenses i claim as part of this business. My point was that there is no reason for the lease to be in a business name as the tenant can claim back a % of expenses without the business name on the lease., The main point is does the lease allow for commercial use? Does the Landlords insurance allow for this? Also commerical use in a residential property could be a nusiance to neighbours. id walk away.... Read More