How do you feel about adding thousands to your home without making a single improvement?
One of the magic words in property is ‘potential’, and getting planning permission to increase the amount of accommodation is a great way to add more value and widen your audience.
Among the many possibilities and things to consider are:
So this week’s blog is all about turning potential into pounds and using planning permission to boost your home’s value, without ever picking up a paintbrush.
However you plan to increase the size of your home, you’ll need either or both planning permission and building regulations approval from your local authority.
This means submitting detailed plans, so look at the aspirations of local buyers and show them that your home can deliver.
In general, and unless you’re planning something radical, most applications go through smoothly, particularly for the tried and tested examples we cover in this article.
Converting a garage or loft into living accommodation requires insulation, electricity, natural light, ventilation and heating, so remember to include estimated costs alongside plans.
Have you ever envisioned turning your kitchen into a fabulous open-plan family space, or noticed the potential to add another floor and more bedrooms? Has a neighbour done it really well?
Extensions can truly transform a property’s place in the market, and some of the best examples we’ve seen include:
If you’d like to know which extensions add the most value to a property in the Wilton & Salisbury area, call us to chat about the homes we’ve sold and the features buyers adored.
Depending on the size and location of your home, you might get a higher price by selling to a developer or business who’ll turn it into something else. Here are some possibilities worth exploring.
Before you make a formal application, have a chat with your neighbours. Addressing their concerns early on could smooth the wheels to getting permission with zero objections or delays.
Selling the potential of planning permission is about more than just bricks and mortar. It’s about painting a picture for buyers and getting them excited about something they can’t see yet, so make sure you:
And when you do come to sell, you need to work with an estate agent who’ll fill buyers with confidence about your home’s potential - so grill them on how they’d sell the future to be sure you’re in safe hands.
Could your home have thousands in extra potential?
We’d love to help you with ideas and inspiration, and we can even recommend local architects to draw up plans and advise you on the application process.
Getting the right planning permission for your property in the Wilton & Salisbury area could help you seriously upgrade your next move, so call us on 01722 580059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what’s possible.
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