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Sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I really havent got a clue. I will be looking to put my property on the market at the beginning of next year, with the plan being on buying an older property and refurbishing it. Now a number of properties I have seen I would like to extend. Is there anyway of knowing whether I could get planning permission on a property to extend it before I bid/purchase it? The last thing I want to do is buy a 2 bed house with potential, get refused planning permission and then I am stuck with it

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Sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I really havent got a clue. I will be looking to put my property on the market at the beginning of next year, with the plan being on buying an older property and refurbishing it. Now a number of properties I have seen I would like to extend. Is there anyway of knowing whether I could get planning permission on a property to extend it before I bid/purchase it? The last thing I want to do is buy a 2 bed house with potential, get refused planning permission and then I am stuck with it

Go and see your local council planning department. My experience is they are quite happy to give informal advice. They may be able to give you copies of local/national codes and regulations. It would probably help if you were able to take in sketches of what you had in mind.

Good luck.

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Sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I really havent got a clue. I will be looking to put my property on the market at the beginning of next year, with the plan being on buying an older property and refurbishing it. Now a number of properties I have seen I would like to extend. Is there anyway of knowing whether I could get planning permission on a property to extend it before I bid/purchase it? The last thing I want to do is buy a 2 bed house with potential, get refused planning permission and then I am stuck with it

Look at property around the house you are looking to buy and see if anyone has extended,

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Sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I really havent got a clue. I will be looking to put my property on the market at the beginning of next year, with the plan being on buying an older property and refurbishing it. Now a number of properties I have seen I would like to extend. Is there anyway of knowing whether I could get planning permission on a property to extend it before I bid/purchase it? The last thing I want to do is buy a 2 bed house with potential, get refused planning permission and then I am stuck with it

if any similar houses nearby have fairly recent extensions similar to what you have in mind, that is usually a good indicator. Of course it's not always easy to see what has been done elsewhere, except from the garden or an upstairs window. Having a good old nose while viewing is what you need to do.

And as someone else has said, you can always check the council website to see what has been approved or declined.

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Sorry if this has been asked a million times before but I really havent got a clue. I will be looking to put my property on the market at the beginning of next year, with the plan being on buying an older property and refurbishing it. Now a number of properties I have seen I would like to extend. Is there anyway of knowing whether I could get planning permission on a property to extend it before I bid/purchase it? The last thing I want to do is buy a 2 bed house with potential, get refused planning permission and then I am stuck with it

Don't forget about Permitted Development rights either. From memory, if you're not in conservation area, you don't even need planning permission to extend 3 metres on a semi and 4 metres on a detached house.

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