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More Than One Bedroom ?

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#21 Calvinmiddle


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:20 PM

S106 contributions are worked out on number of bedrooms, but think the planners look at the plans and if a room "could" be used as a bedroom then count it as such. Don't think they care if you have called it a gym or office or anything else.

If it's upstairs and bedroom sized then they will count as one, just because you choose not to use it as a bedroom doesn't mean the next owners won't. We all know that the councils are looking at other ways to collect cash so doubt they will look at you plans and agree to count it as a 1 bed house when looking for their S106 contribution

#22 jsharris


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

FWIW, Council Tax valuations are based on the external measurement of the house by the valuer, not the internal floor space. This means that if you have thicker than average walls, or have a house that is room in roof so the first floor is a fair bit smaller than the ground floor, then it is extremely worthwhile to point out to the valuer the actual internal floor area, to avoid getting put into a higher band.

The number of bedrooms is just notional, really. We have a 130m² house with two bedrooms, but it wouldn't be at all unusual for a house of this floor area to have three or four bedrooms.