Planning permission and building regulations
- Which? guide to the planning permission maze
- Tips to make your planning application a success
- Advice about when building regulations apply and when they don't
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What's in this guide
If you're carrying out home improvements, you may need planning permission. This guide explains about planning permission and building regulations.
Do you own a flat? Plan to build a conversion on your property? We explain the rules and regulations of planning permission for flats.
In addition to planning permission, you may also need to comply with building regulations. We explain how they work.
It's vital you keep all paperwork relating to planning applications and building regulations, as you'll need them when you come to sell your home.
If you want to carry out home improvements that fall under the Party Wall Act, you need to get permission from your neighbours.
Which? advice about planning permission and building warrants in Scotland and Northern Ireland.