I have purchased a static caravan to be sited on the side driveway of my home in a Midlands suburb. It fits ‘within the curtilage’ of my house building. I have for some time been providing Excluded Licences (as apposed to ASTs) for furnished units within my own home, each of which each enjoy private bathroom facilities & food preparation areas all effectively self-contained BUT, have the addition of communal space (living room and kitchen) AND the provision of services provided by me (cleaning & laundry, hence no exclusive rights?) as part of the contracts. I had originally intended the caravan to simply be an additional unit, with exactly the same services and provision (except that access through the main house would only be required for utilising communal areas). I would like some information & advice please:
- Despite my preference for what I am already familiar with (excluded licences), I would be prepared to consider a variety of income generation methods for the static eg. AirBnB; short-term business lets ….. What would be the best/ most appropriate let scenario please?
- I have an electrician & gas fitter on standby assuming it best to bypass existing stand alone provisions to connect (& certify) the services as an extension to the house. Would this be the best way forward?
- I have heard that because Planning Permission will at some point be reinstated, I am obliged to (or perhaps best advised) to request a ‘certificate of lawful development’ from the local authority. What are the issues here/ your thoughts?
- Anything I have neglected to consider?
Any assistance gratefully received.