Wyn Burgess

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 29th August 2015


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 26

Wyn Burgess

7:50 AM, 15th February 2020
About a month ago

No parking spaces for redevelopment say Council!

I think you need to speak to a planning consultant, maybe the advice will be you have to swallow it and apply to have the condition set aside a few years hence or you could ask what the consequences would be if you left the spaces intact?... Read More

Wyn Burgess

7:39 AM, 15th February 2020
About a month ago

New RICS process to deal with high rise cladding?

Are you sure your building qualifies under the 18m threshold? It is not the overall height but the height of the top floor above the lowest external ground level. A 6 storey building is probably less than 18m, I had to go through this exercise at a 6 storey block I help manage in Hornsey and the height of the floor to the penthouse flats was 16.2m so significatly under the threshold. Ask the managing agents for help, someone may already have the information as local authorities are proactive in writing to all the owners of medium rise blocks.... Read More

Wyn Burgess

12:32 PM, 5th December 2019
About 4 months ago

Loft conversion without planning permission or building regs

Hi, indemnity policy only covers you in the event that the council take planning or building control enforcement action against you. They only cost few hundred £, that is because enforcement action is very unlikely. I would not bother personally.... Read More

Wyn Burgess

8:04 AM, 5th December 2019
About 4 months ago

Loft conversion without planning permission or building regs

Hi, your conversion won't meet building regs so you can't claim it is a habitable room. If you sold, the estate agent would have to say the area was storage and buyers could then make up their own minds as to whether they wanted to use the room(s) as you do. The house would be worth less as a consequence.
You could ask a private building control officer or chartered building surveyor or structural engineer to visit and tell you what needs to be done to comply but it is likely to be a lot of work and could mean much of the conversion has to be done again. Enforcement action is unlikely.
Permitted development rights mean that you probably did not need planning permission for the work but there are rules that need to be followed on this. Sometimes people apply for a Certificate of Lawfullness on a loft conversion to prove PP wasn't needed but there is no requirement to do this but sometimes prospective purchasers ask for one.
I am sorry your builder let you down so badly, you may be able to claim but seek legal advice as I think you are out of time. Best Wyn B... Read More

Wyn Burgess

7:54 AM, 5th October 2019
About 6 months ago

Council - Do as I say not as I do?

37m² is correct as the size of a 1 person flat, I agree it is daft. I recently made an application for slightly larger 1 person unit in a traditonal 4 storey house in E2 only to be refused by Tower Hamlets because the interal layout was deemed unsuitable (it was the original two large receptions and bathroom in the rear addition), no cycle or refuse storage was noted on the drawings despite the house having a large front garden and my failure to show the flat had exteral amenity space (balcony and/or garden) despite me showing the new flat had steps down to a fenced off area of the rear garden. I think planning departments operate on another planet when it comes to meeting peoples housing needs.... Read More