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If renting out a granny flat requires no structural changes, is permission required?

  • 29-03-2024 11:49am
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    Hello. I am looking at a house I'm considering purchasing. A corner of the house (currently consists of half a garage, a bedroom, a walk-in closet and a shower/toilet) could be utilised as a granny flat.

    The only works required to do so would be to have an internal door between the garage and the walk-in wardrobe, and converting the walk-in wardrobe to a small kitchenette/dining area.

    From what I've read, these works in and of themselves would not require planning permission. However if the intended usage was in effect a granny flat, is permission required?

    The bedroom would still be connected to the rest of the house, however occupants may prefer to keep this door locked.

    Is granny-flat permission based on type of usage, rather than actual structural changes? Thanks