Welcome to your October Owner Q&A! Confused about how to price your property? Rachel, Sales and Operations Manager...
Over the past few years, the market for British holidays has grown exponentially. This has resulted in an increased demand for holiday properties in many areas across the UK, not just for traditional country cottages, but also for lodges, log cabins, and even the quirkier properties like yurts and shepherd huts.
Many savvy farmers and land owners have realised the unlocked potential in their previously disused acreages, and have built lodges, log cabins or temporary structures, turning them into successful holiday homes as a way of generating additional income – which can also be referred to as farm diversification.
There are various reasons why your request may be rejected, and often some of these reasons can be unique to the local authorities. However, some of the most common reasons include:
The type of permission required can be dependent on what sort of holiday let you are considering building.
Converting unused or derelict outbuildings into holiday homes is a great way to generate another source of income and is a popular choice for farmers or land owners wishing to diversify their land. Planning permission will be required for any alterations to your outbuildings and a ‘Change of Use’ may need to be applied for.
Synonymous with cosy rustic getaways, Lodges and Log Cabins have long been popular choices for many wanting to escape busy city life in favour of a calmer rural setting. For permanent buildings such as these, you will need to apply for planning permission.
The most common types of temporary holiday lets would be yurts and shepherd huts, both of which are ideal for those who are just getting started in holiday letting and want to see if it suits them before making any long-term commitments. For temporary structures planning permission is not always needed. Currently permission is not required if the structures are moved or taken down within the period of 28 days, and can be reinstated after an allotted time frame. A ‘Change of Use’ may still need to be applied for, usually costing £385 and taking 8 weeks to be approved. Further information available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/when-is-permission-required
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