What is a lawful development certificate?
If you want a definitive answer there are formal procedures for seeking a legal determination on the need for planning permission known as lawful development certificates.
These certificates are a wise safeguard as they give a definitive decision on what can be complex matters and can be very useful if you ever decide to sell your property.
There are two types of certificate, one for existing and one for proposed uses or developments.
- Find out more about lawful development certificates on the Planning Portal
Lawful development application fees
- View our advice leaflet for information on calculating your fees for certificates of lawful use or development