Reports the Daily Telegraph.
Based on a survey of builders and surveyors carried out for LV=home insurance many homeowners are making alterations without seeking the correct approvals and consents.
This can be costly. Your local planning authority can use their enforcement powers – making you make necessary alterations, including taking down completed work, and, in some cases, leaving you with large legal costs and a hefty fine.
As the Telegraph concludes this can leave you “considerably out of pocket”.
Look at the extremes some will go to.
Don’t let this happen to you.
And if you are looking to improve your home and are not sure if you need planning call Claire on 01282 872570 for an informal chat.