Saturday 9 January 2016 6.41pm
Internomer, did the council ever chase you up on these alterations? I am in the same situation at the moment and desperate to start renovations. The flat was is in a poor state and most fixtures need repair or replacement before its comfortable to live in. When the council eventually inspected your alterations how much were you billed for, if at all?
A year on and we've still not heard directly from the council. We've spoken to the housing officer for our estate and she's tried to push things on from her end, but it seems the whole office is dealing with an enormous (and increasing) backlog that they just don't have the resources to get through.
From talking to the housing officer it looks like we may end up paying a few hundred pounds in fees due to it being retrospective permission - something we assumed going in, and are more than happy to pay. Much better than still having the awful kitchen and bathroom!
Hope that helps