Application for a certificate of lawfulness for the use of a building as 14 self-contained flats

Certificate of Lawfulness Granted on 7 March 2023

lewisham planning

Rutland House,
Rutland Walk,

Council: London Borough of Lewisham

If a building is converted into separate flats without planning permission, that change of use becomes lawful after a period of four year have elapsed – this is known as the ‘four year rule’.

In this case, we helped a client compile evidence of the use of the 14 flats over the past 4 years and submitted and managed an application to Lewisham Council.

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