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    • By morelka5 5th Dec 17, 5:00 PM
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    Planning permission for decking to leashold maisonette
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    • 5th Dec 17, 5:00 PM
    Planning permission for decking to leashold maisonette 5th Dec 17 at 5:00 PM
    Hi,
    We are a new owners of a ground floor maisonette with a garden and we are planning to replace the existing run down patio slabs and build a decking instead.
    Do we need a planning permission for that? Do we need to inform the landlord about our plans?
    What consequences would we have if we dont get the planning permission or contact the landlord?
    I feel I cant find anywhere any pre-advise information before actually paying and applying for the planning permission.
    Has any of you been in a similar situation?
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    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 5th Dec 17, 5:09 PM
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    Whether or not you need PP depends on how high the decking will be. Check your local councils website for details.

    I'm assuming this is a leasehold property. If so you will need permission from the freeholder.
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    • By eddddy 5th Dec 17, 5:40 PM
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    We are a new owners of a ground floor maisonette with a garden and we are planning to replace the existing run down patio slabs and build a decking instead.
    Do we need a planning permission for that?
    Originally posted by morelka5
    If it were a house, it might be permitted development. But there's no permitted development for maisonettes.

    See: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/11/decking

    Probably best to discuss it with your local planning authority.

    Do we need to inform the landlord about our plans?
    Originally posted by morelka5
    Yes - you'll probably need consent from your landlord (freeholder). You need to read your lease to find out for sure.

    What consequences would we have if we dont get the planning permission or contact the landlord?
    Originally posted by morelka5
    You might have problems when you sell - and the landlord might take the opportunity to shaft you with a big fee.

    Or if your lease does not allow decking, the landlord might make you remove it. (e.g. because a neighbour complains.)

    Also, if the planning authority find out within 4 years (e.g. because a vindictive neighbour complains) they might take enforcement action - but I think that's unlikely for decking.


    I feel I cant find anywhere any pre-advise information before actually paying and applying for the planning permission.
    Originally posted by morelka5
    Most council websites mention pre-application advice. Sometimes they want you to 'drop in', sometimes they want you to write - and many now charge a fee.
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    • By morelka5 6th Dec 17, 10:35 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 10:35 AM
    Many thanks for your replies! I appreciate it a lot!
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