Jerry Stone

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 15

Jerry Stone

13:01 PM, 7th December 2020
About 3 months ago

Stamp duty - I do object paying tax that I am not obliged to?

Sylvie is a Stamp Duty expert.

She deals with H.M.R.C. overpayments.... Read More

Jerry Stone

11:43 AM, 12th November 2020
About 4 months ago

Garden outbuilding for airbnb/short-let regulation?

In addition to additional Council Tax you are also likely to be liable for C.I.L. Community Infrastructure Levey. London is subject to a 90 day restriction on sort term lets as well.

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Jerry Stone

11:41 AM, 12th November 2020
About 4 months ago

Garden outbuilding for airbnb/short-let regulation?

This was a resent question sent in to the planning magazine. Q&A below.
Development Management Answers: Are granny annexe rules fair?
5 November 2020 by John Harrison

Q A homeowner wants to erect a granny annexe in his garden.....

..... This needs permission because it contains primary living accommodation and is therefore not incidental to the enjoyment of the host dwelling. Another homeowner has a detached garage that he wishes to convert to a granny annexe. This would presumably not need permission. Does this not seem contradictory? JM

A Class E, part 1, schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 as amended relates to buildings required for a purpose incidental to a dwellinghouse as such. If a garage is being altered to create primary living accommodation, for example by replacing its door with a window, that would need planning permission because work is being carried out to a “non-incidental” building. Government technical guidance on permitted development rights for householders advises: “A purpose incidental to a house would not, however, cover normal residential uses, such as separate self-contained accommodation or the use of an outbuilding for primary living accommodation such as a bedroom, bathroom, or kitchen.”

Providing a granny annexe within an existing curtilage building would not normally involve a material change of use, as Uttlesford District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment and White [1992] established. So if converting the garage requires no external alterations, then permission would not be needed.

Conversely, erecting a new building within a dwelling curtilage as a granny annexe would automatically require permission. These provisions do seem to be somewhat contradictory. I presume the “incidental” stipulation in class E is to prevent the erection of “primary” accommodation such as extra bedrooms. While new outbuildings could subsequently be converted to “primary” accommodation, this could only happen after they had been used for incidental purposes for a reasonable period of time.

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Jerry Stone

10:19 AM, 6th August 2020
About 7 months ago

Council tax department want copy tenancy agreement?

Reply to the comment left by BP Surrey at 06/08/2020 - 10:08
Because it is for the collection of tax it is exempt from the Data Protection Act.

Council Tax seems to becoming an issue and we have been left with large bills when our previous letting agent had not provided details and they have just issued summonses against us.

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