6 years ago I bought a house, which the previous owners had added a conservatory to. This wouldn’t normally be a problem, (usually a conservatory is a permitted development). I’ve since found out the local authority attached very strict conditions to the planning for the estate I live in because of “archeological interest”, and so planning permission is required. My local council have asked me to submit a planning application for approval. Doing this is likely to cost around £1200 (quote I received from a surveyor) The solicitors I arranged the purchase of the house through didn’t tell me there any potential planning issues, and haven’t been helpful when I contacted them about this 3 weeks ago. I want to move house fairly soon, and I imaging a purchaser would be unhappy to find planning permission problems. I’m unhappy to be faced with hassle and bills to sort this out. Can I claim against my sol? Any advice would be a huge help. Thanks in advance. From what I can tell… As the first answer said it will be costly claiming against your solicitor. BUT personally I would start the claim against your solicitor whilst obtaining the planning permission on your own. It is something your solicitor should have spotted. Good luck x x x
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