3rd April 2020

Certificate Granted for Lawful Existing Dwelling in Essex

The JTS Partnership has today secured a Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Development after successfully demonstrating that a detached annexe building has been used as a separate residential dwelling for a period greater than four years.

Our client had leased the building, located close to the main house, since 2014 to a private tenant, who was not a family member. After reviewing the evidence, including a tenancy agreement and confirmation of Council Tax, JTS was able to advise that the use of the building was unenforceable and a Certificate of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development could be sought.

On behalf of our client, we prepared the application, together with a supporting statement setting out the evidence to support the use.

The Local Planning Authority agreed with the information provided and issued a certificate.

If you are interested in the detail required to establish a lawful residential dwelling or just want to discuss certificate applications in general, please do not hesitate to contact one of our planning team, who are based in our Canterbury and Brentwood offices.

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