Kensington and Chelsea

Success – Appeal won against a refused Certificate of Lawfulness

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea refused a Certificate of Lawfulness to establish the lawful use of a property as a dwellinghouse. The Council are of the opinion that the property at ground floor was a Clinic (use class D1) but the property was sold to the current owner as a dwellinghouse. I have written the appeal statement and submitted the appeal for the owners. At the Hearing in December, I successfully argued and proved that the property had been in use mainly as a dwellinghouse for more than 4 years and the Inspector granted the Lawful Development Certificate so the owner’s property is now lawful.