Our client approached us in early 2017 as they wanted to sort out their use of a former outbuilding in Abersoch. They had completed the conversion of the building adjacent to their house in Abersoch in 2008 and began using it as a house with their family from then.
Having reviewed the history of the site we advised that they had a good case for seeking a Certificate of Lawfulness of Existing Use to confirm that the use of the property as a dwelling was lawful due to the period that it had been in use. We then assisted them with drawing together the required evidence, and prepared a detailed submission to the Council arguing their case.
We were delighted to return after Christmas and share the good news with them that the Council had issued their decision and confirmed that the use of the building was lawful. Our client can now enjoy the use of their property secure in the knowledge that its status and use is confirmed.