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If a house is converted into 5 self contained (kitchen and
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I have converted a house into two flats, the house was
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Hello. I have a house that I had to obtain a licence for a
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Hi, I have a 4 bed property that I am renting to two lads (each
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sorry for earlier incomplete question. In 1981 my house on
sorry for earlier incomplete question. In 1981 my house on three levels was converted into three self contained flats recieving council planning permission and meeting the then current building regula… read more
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I have a 2 bed semi. (already been rented out) And to increase
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My family home is subdivided into two my part has two residents,
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