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"The government is tearing up planning red tape from today to allow boarded up shops and abandoned offices to be turned into homes without the need for full planning permission, under new laws being introduced today"
 

Love or loath the tories, this is a smart move. Alleviates housing shortages, brings life back to high streets.
Can't fault this plan in principle..._

 

 

 

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I'm sure this conversion was already happening in certain places, but yes it makes sense as it brings footfall to that area.

A lot of office blocks arent designed to be as long lasting as residential  houses though and have a life expectancy.

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4 minutes ago, nightowl said:

I'm sure this conversion was already happening in certain places, but yes it makes sense as it brings footfall to that area.

A lot of office blocks arent designed to be as long lasting as residential  houses though and have a life expectancy.

Providing they last long enough for the boomers to leave their mansions in coffins then it meets a need.

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1 minute ago, GodlessEndeavor said:

If the whole building is not converted it's going to be hard to get a mortgage for those units though.

They'd just all be owned by the management company and let.

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