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Leeway with 'wholly and exclusively for business use' regarding furniture?

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    #71
    On the subject of planning, even if you have permitted development rights you need to be aware of the size requirements for outbuildings. For PD to apply you also need to show that the building’s use is “incidental to the enjoyment of the main dwelling house”.

    A garden office that has no employees or clients visiting and is only used for clerical work should fulfil this criterion but different councils have different views on outbuildings used for business purposes. I would advise you approach your council for advice and maybe seek a certificate of lawful development. I got one for mine, it cost £80.

    There are also limits on the size and positioning of the building to ensure it remains exempt from building regulations as a lot of off the shelf garden offices will not meet building regs.

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      #72
      Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer View Post
      On the subject of planning, even if you have permitted development rights you need to be aware of the size requirements for outbuildings. For PD to apply you also need to show that the building’s use is “incidental to the enjoyment of the main dwelling house”.

      A garden office that has no employees or clients visiting and is only used for clerical work should fulfil this criterion but different councils have different views on outbuildings used for business purposes. I would advise you approach your council for advice and maybe seek a certificate of lawful development. I got one for mine, it cost £80.

      There are also limits on the size and positioning of the building to ensure it remains exempt from building regulations as a lot of off the shelf garden offices will not meet building regs.
      Good to know
      Will go through planning

      Thanks for the info

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        #73
        Originally posted by eek View Post

        4 by 5 = 20sq m
        15m x 24m = 360sq m

        you sure your maths is right

        a bigger question would be does that size of garden actually contain as a garden in which you have permitted development rights.

        also Council tax won’t change until you come to sell ~ this is basic stuff that a few seconf]do on Google will provide details of
        Thought Council tax was periodically assessed or at least there's sn onus on you to tell the council should any changes be made to the premise that may effect their rating

        Appreciate the info and it's clear i don't know enough at this stage

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          #74
          Originally posted by TheCyclingProgrammer View Post
          . I would advise you approach your council for advice and maybe seek a certificate of lawful development. I got one for mine, it cost £80..
          I'd also recommend getting an LDC - as it's a nice to have if you ever come to sell, or have a tricky neighbour. That said, mine took absolutely bloody ages to come through and in the end I started the build without it (and hoped for the best!)

          Very easy process though - I did it all myself and just got a certificate through no drama

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            #75
            Originally posted by WTFH View Post

            Does having a garden office (not just an outside toilet or "little shed"), with electricity and internet connection affect the value of a property?
            Can you define "little shed?" This meets that description and I can put it in my garden, sling a cable to it, take it with me when I move: https://www.tuin.co.uk/Shepherd-Hut.html. I could also negotiate to sell it to the new owners for likely a fraction of the original price. These things have limited lifespans.
            I already mentioned the distinction between temporary structure and an extension as well. What if I buy a static caravan as my home office. Clearly this is an asset I can sell later, so where IS the line drawn?
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              #76
              Originally posted by d000hg View Post
              Can you define "little shed?" This meets that description and I can put it in my garden, sling a cable to it, take it with me when I move: https://www.tuin.co.uk/Shepherd-Hut.html. I could also negotiate to sell it to the new owners for likely a fraction of the original price. These things have limited lifespans.
              I already mentioned the distinction between temporary structure and an extension as well. What if I buy a static caravan as my home office. Clearly this is an asset I can sell later, so where IS the line drawn?
              They are limited but they are long. It's not like a couple of years. Selling an asset from the company to new owners at a fraction of the price and not market price is either fraud or tax evasion isn't it?
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                #77
                Originally posted by d000hg View Post
                Can you define "little shed?" This meets that description and I can put it in my garden, sling a cable to it, take it with me when I move: https://www.tuin.co.uk/Shepherd-Hut.html. I could also negotiate to sell it to the new owners for likely a fraction of the original price. These things have limited lifespans.
                I already mentioned the distinction between temporary structure and an extension as well. What if I buy a static caravan as my home office. Clearly this is an asset I can sell later, so where IS the line drawn?
                You'd probably need to ask the poster who used the term "Little shed" in the first place, but I suspect they were just trolling.

                Also, if you're going for a Shepherd's Hut, get one that will also more than 2 years.
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                  #78

                  Originally posted by WTFH View Post

                  You'd probably need to ask the poster who used the term "Little shed" in the first place, but I suspect they were just trolling.
                  Now where could I find someone unwise enough to troll in the professional forums?
                  Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                  I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                  Originally posted by vetran
                  Urine is quite nourishing

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