Splitting a house

Splitting a house

Postby amun1000 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:07 pm

Hi
We are about to buy a house that was originally two houses and was made into one. When we buy the house we intend to split it back into two separate residential dwellings. How do we go about creating the two properties from a single set of deeds? And how much does this thing usually costs. BTW it s listed building

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Re: Splitting a house

Postby Collaborate » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:33 pm

You'll need a solicitor and a surveyor. Also you'll probably need listed buildings consent.
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby arborlad » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:11 pm

amun1000 wrote:Hi
We are about to buy a house that was originally two houses and was made into one. When we buy the house we intend to split it back into two separate residential dwellings. How do we go about creating the two properties from a single set of deeds? And how much does this thing usually costs. BTW it s listed building

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Was it listed prior to it being turned into one dwelling?
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby mugwump » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:43 am

If you have a mortgage then you will also need your lender's permission.
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby amun1000 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:02 am

Hi

No mortgage involved at this point - there will be a mortgage involved once the properties are split but up until then not.
Was it listed prior to it being turned into one dwelling? Dont know but will fnd out - what difference does it make


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Re: Splitting a house

Postby arborlad » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:44 am

amun1000 wrote:Was it listed prior to it being turned into one dwelling? Dont know but will fnd out - what difference does it make


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If it was listed when it went from two to one, approval must have been given, it would be an indication that going from one to two - would also be approved.
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby Roblewis » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:14 am

Some owners doing this are sometimes careless and do not create a single deed so do check to see if this has been done if not they are in LR terms still two properties and two sets of ready made deeds.
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby jdfi » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:42 am

Planning permission will be needed.

Is there enough room on the grounds for each flat to have its own off road parking space?
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Re: Splitting a house

Postby jonahinoz » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:21 am

Hi,

Circa 1980, I knocked two cottages into one. As I was not increasing the number of dwellings, PP was not required.

But circa 1990, I split them into two again, thereby increasing the number of dwellings, so PP was required. There is probably a technical term for what I did, and the rules may have changed.

Land Registry will want their pound of flesh ... twice. Once to record the changes to the original house, and again to record the birth of a new house.

I don't know if the Water Authority can hit you with an Infrastructure Charge for one of the new houses ... probably not if both the original houses each had it's own mains water and sewerage. You might have to prove that.

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