A client had converted his house into flats a number of years ago. He wanted to rent them out, but he could not do this without any formal grant of planning permission or confirmation from the Council that the use was lawful. We were asked to establish the lawfulness of the case, and we advised and prepared a detailed submission to the Council. The Certificate of Lawfulness was approved by RBKC within 8 weeks.
Client: private householder
Planning permission has been granted for a ground floor extension to a property in Notting Hill. This will serve a ground floor flat, and the roof of the extension will be a new terrace for the first floor flat. Two pre-application submissions had been made by architects, which raised a number of tricky issues still to be resolved. We were asked to present the case in relation to the strict RBKC policies. Permission was granted at the local level within 8 weeks.
Client: private householders
We were called in by solicitors to assist one of their clients who was at threat from prosecution for non-compliance with an enforcement notice and dismissed appeals. The client had been told he must vacate the land and effectively lose all rights for any useful purpose.
We appraised the case and came to a different interpretation of the situation. We then undertook discussions with the local authority and submitted a series of applications to regularise the use of the land. In the face of continued prosecution action, we managed to negotiate a new building on the land and storage in the countryside.
Client: private company
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2012 and 2011