I’m afraid it’s up to you whether you proceed with this or not. You can ask the seller for details of the plans to do the conversion and if the seller doesn’t come up with them or delays letting you have them, you can say that you not prepared to go ahead until you have them. It really depends on how important it is for the seller to secure the sale to you.
There is obviously going to be disruption during the period of the work and although the leaseholder of the other property would be under a duty to minimise that, it is unlikely that there would be no disruption and it’s unlikely that the seller will be able to answer you about the extent of the disruption.
At the moment, the delay in applying for planning permission isn’t going to affect your decision to purchase.
I’ve you go ahead as it is assuming that permission will be granted you go ahead on the same basis and if it doesn’t get granted, then it’s a bonus for you because there is no one living underneath you and no disruption.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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I suppose you could put it like that, yes.
At present, you buy your flat as it is presented. The fact that an adjoining or property above you or below you may be or may not be applying for planning permission is not relevant.
You could have bought the flat without the garage and the person that kept the garage simply decided to apply for planning permission in a couple of months time after you purchase.
If planning granted, it means that the seller may be left with the garage which they can use as a garage.
There may be with access but that was to be sorted out anyway even remaining as a garage
I apologise for that.
He is unlikely to be planning permission to create the access and to make it into a garage accessible separately. He would leave building regulations probably. It could simply be made into a stand-alone garage.
With regard to knowing exactly what’s up for sale, it would simply be a case of studying the changes required on any plans which would be needed to make it a separate piece of property. People routinely by property based upon plans.
It’s up to you until you wait until that actual separation has been done even though, as I have already said, it may end up just being a separate garage not converted to a dwelling.
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