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Question:

Hi there,
I currently live in a live/work property and very interested in buying another o­ne, possibly off-plan..

Can someone please tell me who the main live/work developers are for London (in particular S/W London..)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated..

Regards,

Rob

Answer:

I suggest you look at our developer weblinks and also at lettings agents such as Hurford Salvi Carr. There is much more activity in East London, so no new developments immediately spring to mind, though the recent news item o­n the GLA approving live/work did mention W4 I think. Tim Dwelly


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Question:

Where can I get planning guidance information?

Answer:

Go to the briefings section of the web site to see various guidance notices re planning for live/work projects.

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Question:

Where can I go for details on how to apply for a planning change from commercial to a live/work space?

Answer:

Suggest you use planning consultants. Ring Tim Dwelly 01736 331872 for options

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Question:

I am in the process of finding Brownfield sites for Live Work Developement. I have potential funders on board who need up to date information on where Live/Work is placed in the market,need comfort that it is feasable etc. I have most of the current info but wondered if you could give me any guidence as to my approach, is there a specific way you would present a developement sight of this kind to a propective funder to give them confidence, the site I have in mind is 10 acres Brownfield on the edge of a very nice village, potential mixed use/housing depending on panning. I think it is ideal. Is there an update on % of people working from home? any surveys showing real %? I would be grateful for any input as I have to have my proposals ready in 3 weeks time.

Answer:

Best ring us direct 01736 331872. Yes this can be done

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Question:

Hi, I self built my live/work home and tried to claim the vat back from the DIY Refund Scheme. However they rejected our claim because our planning permission states that the dwelling cannot be disposed of separately from the work unit. The work unit is an office above an attached garage and the whole building was built from scratch. It is just a home with a garage that has a small office above and not 2 buildings that can be separated. Is there a way of claiming the vat back on the supplies for the build either through my business or another way or have the HMRC made a mistake? Also would our L/W home qualify for zero rating?

Answer:

To be honest Jim this is one for an accountant I think. I guess claiming back the VAT is posssible if a VAT registered company owns the unit. There are live/work developers who may have ideas on this. email me for suggestions. Good luck. Tim Dwelly (timdwelly@liveworknet.com)

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