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Adding a Bedroom to replace a disallowed loft conversion.

Without current loft conversion, this property wouldnt have a bedroom. How much would it cost to replace a bedroom which was taken away to extend a lounge. Is this a difficult and costly exercise. Does someone physically come around and remove lofts without permission? What are the implications if I wanted to re sell in the future. Would it lose value? Please give advice if you can, thanks

Asked on Jul 18 2010, Home Improvement in New Malden | Report content

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  • To replace your bedroom would normally require the addition of a party wall, assuming you would have a window in the newly created bedroom. If no window you would need one to help the property hold its value. The party wall could cost between 1-3k from most local builders depending on the size of the wall ( i am assuming 8ft high by 12ft wide.. If you are the owner of the property then i suggest you talk to your local council planning department to ensure you follow the relevant buildign regulations, failure to do this could seriously affect the sale value of your home. If you are a tenant then you need to get permission from your landlord and lease. Your loft conversion cannot be removed if it is legal and safe, if it is not then the local council can force its reconversion and apply penalties with time and money if you do not comply. Best bet is to ask a local agent to visit which most will do free of charge and get proper advice. Good Luck

    Answered on Jul 30 2010, Report content

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