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Do you need planning permission to work from a home garage?

I have a garage which I use part of as a workshop, could I make items to sell from home? Would this be a change of use? The garage would not be open to the public. I would be making small wooden items to sell online. Are there any laws against this? Thank you.

Asked on Oct 13 2010, General in Blackburn | Report content

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  • I do not believe you need planning permission to do the conversion but it is worth checking your title deeds as sometimes you need the original developers permission, and they may be restrictive covenant in place to stop you doing it.

    Answered on Oct 14 2010, Report content
  • Mark is right firstly check your title deeds to make sure there are no restrictive covenants preventing home work, likewise your mortgage offer. Some lenders will prevent it. I think you should be alright but the scale of the production will effect the permissions you require. Speak to the local authority to be completely clear.

    Answered on Oct 14 2010, Report content
  • Thank you both for your help. We have released the covenant so don't think it will be a problem. Checked with planning and we don't require planning permission to use our garage to make items as long as we don't sell from home. Thanks again for taking the time to answer my query, it is much appreciated. What a great site Zoopla is!

    Answered on Oct 15 2010, Report content
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    Answered on Oct 16 2010, Report content

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