Hi Barry, Firstly I'd like to congratulate you on the blog; I'm a relatively new landlord (bought my first buy to let just over a year ago) and I have found your articles and advice really useful. I'm just getting in touch with hopefully a straightforward question, but one for which Google has no straightforward answers! I have just bought another buy-to-let and it's a small terrace in great condition, but I think it would benefit from an extra room. I was thinking of converting the roofspace - I think it's too small to be offered as a bedroom, but I thought a little box room for storage or a small office might be nice and appeal to more young professionals, which is the demographic I'm after. My question is, do I need planning approval if it's not going to be a bedroom or living space? Kind Regards, Nisha.
Hi, I'm Barry Corscaden and I've worked in Residential Lettings, Sales and Property Management for 20 years during which I have spent a lot of time sharing my thoughts and insights on the property market in Belfast. I have two decades' experience in letting homes to thousands of people. I've learnt that new, experienced and aspiring landlords alike appreciate honest, practical investment, sales and management advice, and I'm always happy to provide it.
So I have decided to write a blog. Every week I will bring you investment advice, landlord Q&A with an expert member of my team, and all the market information, insights, news and views a landlord could need to get the most out of Belfast's thriving, dynamic residential sales and lettings market.