Whether you are a Landlord seeking to let your property or a tenant
seeking to take a leaseDevelopment Potential
If you intend to demolish, alter
or extend your premises, carry out a different trade or construct a new
building, you face two important questions. Do I need planning permission? And,
if I do, how do I obtain it?
Planning is a complex and
difficult area and professional advice is essential. Chartered Surveyors
understand planning law and practice and the effect that any development will
have on the future use and value of your property. They are thus suited to act
as your agent in planning matters. Planning permission may be refused or granted
conditionally: bValued can advise whether to appeal against such decisions.
bValued can seek planning
consent on your behalf and advise you about the development or redevelopment potential
of your property whether it is commercial or residential. bValued’s work will
comply with the RICS Guidance Note "The Making of Planning Applications". When
disposing of development land it may be appropriate to prepare a Development
Brief as part of the marketing exercise: bValued can prepare such a report which
will be done to comply with the RICS Guidance Note "Development Briefs". An
Environmental Assessment may be necessary to ensure that the environmental
effects of a proposed development are fully considered before the application is
determined. BValued can arrange for such matters to be represented to your best
You may live close to a proposed
public or private development and need advice on what rights you have to object
to, or comment on the proposal. This could entail bValued negotiating on your
behalf or representing you at an inquiry.
Rights of Light
If new development will obstruct daylight to a neighbour's window his right to light may be affected. bValued can negotiate on your behalf. As a result of negotiations the scale of the development may be limited or compensation paid for the loss of the right of light.
Case Study – work done by Arthur
development site of about 18 acres was identified. Planning permission was
obtained and the site presented to the market. It was sold for considerable