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Is it worth getting planning permission before I sell my house and will this command a better sale price?

I am looking to sell and want to know if it is worth spending the money to get drawings and apply/get planning permission to extend the property before I sell and will I command more money for this when I sell and if so is there a percentage increase I can expect for doing this? Thanks

Asked on Nov 2 2010, Home Improvement in Lydney | Report content

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  • I don't know how much of a percentage value having planning permission would add, but it certainly could increase the saleability. I personally wouldn't go through the planning process to sell, but many people do. If you do apply for planning permission to extend, get very well drawn up plans and do your research before applying. Having planning permission refused could work the other way and put some buyers off, so look at what applications have been granted or refused and get some good advice and well drawn up plans. Best of luck.

    Answered on Nov 3 2010, Report content
  • I attach a link to an RICS guide on extending your home. As cost does not necessarily equal value the nature, cost and potential added value of your proposals should be carefully considered before commissioning plans and obtaining planning consent: if you seek valuation advice please let me know.

    Web reference: http://www.rics.org/site/scripts/download_info.aspx?downl...

    Answered on Nov 4 2010, Report content
  • Hey, I found this article on your question - the answer seems to be yes!

    Web reference: http://www.kslaw.co.uk/site/library/legalnews/should_i_ge...

    Answered on Feb 25 2013, Report content

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