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At James Anderson, we believe in the power of great customer service and our local market expertise is our strength. With 30 years of experience as South West London’s premier estate agency, operating from six offices in Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake, Putney and Putney Hill, we have helped thousands of Londoners to successfully buy, sell, let and rent their homes and properties.

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How landlords can make use of PDR to boost earnings

In 2021, legislation introduced a new ‘Permitted Development Right’ (PDR). The new PDR has opened a range of new opportunities for investors who want to convert and refurbish a property, either to let it out or sell it for profit. Even simply achieving planning permission through PDR is an opportunity for profit, reportedly offering a value increase of up to 30%.

Permitted development rights, are rights to make certain changes to a building without the need to apply for planning permission. They derive from general planning permission granted by Parliament, rather than from permission granted by the local planning authority. Unlike applying for planning permission, which can be an uncertain and lengthy process, permitted development rights can provide a straightforward right to development, if predefined criteria are met. This means that approval can often be achieved in less than two months.

The new PDR has the potential for hundreds of Class E premises to be given approval for a change of use into Class C3 and Class C4 dwelling-houses and HMOs. Class E includes commercial and service-use premises in town centres, such as offices, shops, cafés, restaurants, surgeries, nurseries, and indoor gyms.

To qualify for PDR, the property must have been in use under one of the use classes captured by Class E, for at least two years prior to the submission of the approval application. It must also have been vacant for three months.

If you are thinking of expanding your property portfolio, contact us for a no-obligation valuation.