Certificates of lawful development

A certificate of lawful development proves a development has been built lawfully on the land it occupies.

If planning permission was obtained prior to construction there is no such requirement for a lawful development certificate.

It is highly advisable to apply for a certificate of lawfulness:

  • when you wish to sell a property where no planning permission was granted
  • to assure potential buyers the property can remain in its current state
  • to guarantee no enforcement action can be taken by your local authority, such as stopping you using the property for a purpose it does not have permission for

The planning team at Ansons Solicitors is experienced in advising property owners and developers when applying for this vital document. Without one, you may encounter problems when you wish to sell a property and there is a high risk you could face enforcement action.

We ensure all of your applications you send to your local council complies with all the relevant regulations. This ensures you stand the best chance of obtaining a certificate and avoid the mistakes that result in costly reapplications.

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