Here are some situations where you may need to be concerned about your neighbor’s extension:
Planning permission is required: If your neighbor is building an extension that requires planning permission, you may need to be concerned. Planning permission is granted by the local council and considers various factors such as the size, design, and location of the extension. If you’re concerned about the impact of the extension on your property, you can object to the planning application.
Party wall agreements: If the extension involves a party wall (a wall that separates two properties and is jointly owned), you may need to be concerned about obtaining a party wall agreement. This agreement will protect your rights and ensure that the work is done safely and with the appropriate permissions.
Advantages of an Extension
Here are some advantages of having a neighbor building an extension:
It can increase the value of your property
It can enhance the appearance of the neighborhood
It can provide more living space for your neighbor, which could reduce the risk of them moving elsewhere and attracting a less desirable neighbor.
If your neighbor is building an extension, it’s essential to understand what you should and shouldn’t worry about. In most cases, extensions fall under Permitted Development and do not require planning permission. However, if planning permission or party wall agreements are required, you may need to be concerned. At Faulkners in Marlow, we are here to help you navigate these situations and ensure that your rights and interests are protected. Contact us today for expert guidance on your neighbor’s extension.
Note: Faulkners is a team of experienced surveyors in Marlow who can help you with all aspects of your neighbor’s extension, including Permitted Development, planning permission, and party wall agreements.