To convert or subdivide a house into multiple flats you will need planning permission. If your house is a listed building it is likely you will need listed building consent in addition to planning permission. Works to a listed building that affects its special historic character without first securing planning permission is a criminal offence.

In order to secure planning permission to convert a property into flats it must meet all the requirements including the minimum living space. If your property is in a conservation area and your proposals involve an element of demolition then you may need to apply for planning permission. Conversions of properties into flats will require building regulations to be met in addition to planning permission and any other consents.

If you are considering converting or purchasing a property to convert into flats, we recommend that you speak to one of our expert planning consultants first. By carrying out a planning appraisal we can advise you on the feasibility, process, timescales, likelihood of success and answer any other questions that you have. Once we know exactly what is required for your project, we will provide you an accurate quote for us to help you.

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