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    • EssexGirl
    • By EssexGirl 15th Apr 19, 10:28 AM
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    >20 year old garage conversion. Selling up.
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    • 15th Apr 19, 10:28 AM
    >20 year old garage conversion. Selling up. 15th Apr 19 at 10:28 AM
    We have our house on the market. We bought the house in 2001 as a 3 bedroom house with "integral garage converted to separate reception room". Our son has used the "garage room" as his bedroom for the past 4 years.
    The estate agent is marketing it as a 4 bedroom house but has put this in the listing "Please note ** Property have not seen building regulations for the conversion of the garage"

    We think this is hindering the chance of a sale, as it looks as if it's a dodgy build. We think it was converted around 1995. We don't have any documentation for this work. Would this now be liable for planning problems or problems with the sale?
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 16th Apr 19, 7:08 AM
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    I'm trying to work it how it would ever be sensibly marketed as a 4 bed if the 4th bedroom is downstairs anyway.

    Most people wouldn't accept it. For some with particular needs, perhaps, but they'd look at the downstairs potential of any house. The advertised number of beds wouldn't be important, the number of reception rooms would.

    The building regs thing will be an issue to some, but mean nothing to others. The house will sell to someone without being directly down-valued.

    I wouldn't be selling it as a 4 bed though. You didn't even buy it as one. What's the point? You'll disappoint more people than you'll impress.
    Last edited by Doozergirl; 16-04-2019 at 7:11 AM.
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