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Published On: December 28, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

Who Owns My Loft? Loft Space Development Potential

Loft space has evolved from a neglected aspect of a property into a valuable asset for both leaseholders and freeholders, responding to the growing demand for versatile living spaces. Converting underutilised attics not only adds square footage but enhances property value and market appeal.

Versatility is a key advantage of loft conversions, addressing the evolving needs of homeowners. Leaseholders benefit from additional living spaces, while freeholders can tailor lofts to attract diverse buyers. Compared to traditional extensions, loft conversions are a cost-effective means of expanding living areas.

For freeholders, well-designed loft conversions increase rental yields, attracting tenants willing to pay a premium for added comfort. Unique architectural elements, such as skylights, enhance aesthetics and natural light.

Navigating local regulations is crucial for a smooth development process, considering variations in permitted development rights. Reviewing lease agreements is imperative, as ownership of loft space varies, affecting rights and responsibilities. Consulting legal professionals ensures clarity and minimises complications during development.

The Leasehold team at Anthony Gold assists in reviewing leases, aiding both leaseholders and freeholders in purchasing or developing loft spaces. Loft space, now recognised for its potential to maximise property value and offer cost-effective expansion, proves to be a strategic investment in the evolving real estate landscape.

Contact the leasehold team by calling 020 7940 4060 or email us your query at for further assistance.

* Disclaimer: The information on the Anthony Gold website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. It is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.*

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