Category Archives: Collection HMO

4 years or 10 year rules for a Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD)?

Are you thinking of selling or re-mortgaging, but never received planning permission?  Or are you being threatened with enforcement action for your existing development?… More >>

Handy Guide to the Planning Application Process

If you are about to dip your toe into the world of Planning by submitting a planning application, you may well feel a little apprehensive and bamboozled about the whole process.… More >>

Planning Success – Certificate of Lawfulness for HMO’s

Something a little different for these certificate of lawfulness applications…

We’re generally contacted about unauthorised development and the need to secure a certificate of lawful development for an existing use or development (CLEUD). … More >>

Ownership and the Planning Process

We are often asked about ownership issues and the planning process. I was asked recently about ownership and a party being able to implement a planning consent without being the owner of a site.… More >>

Practical Guide – Design & Access Statement

Sometimes on your journey with your planning application, you might need to consider writing a Design and Access statement.… More >>

Planning Success – Children’s Home with Equestrian Facility

Planning House are delighted to have worked again with the Hennessy Group securing planning permission for change of use of a residential property with dog groomers  to a Children’s Home (C2 Use Class).… More >>

A Practical Guide to Material Planning Considerations

When planning permission is being sought out for a new development, there are an endless number of potential objections and issues that may be raised by concerned local residents.… More >>

Is the Pre-Application Process Worth Doing?

At the end of a meeting with any new client regarding development potential of a site I am often faced with the question “so what’s the next step” and my response is usually one along the lines of “you COULD submit a preapplication enquiry” where I go on to list the many benefits of a pre-application submission (which I DO acknowledge) however I usually reluctantly caveat my response with “but it might not be useful in this instance”.More >>

A Practical Guide to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Today we’re going to take a whistle stop tour of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), covering all the basic considerations you need to keep in mind if you’re looking to progress with one.… More >>