When it comes to working out the benefits of adding a conservatory to your home, you may be adding up the costs including whether adding a conservatory to your home will increase the amount of council tax you have to pay. We’ve done the hard work for you and have answered all of your questions on conservatory council tax increases, property value increases and more.
Will a Conservatory Increase My Council Tax?
The short answer to ‘will adding a conservatory to my home increase my council tax band’ is no. In the short term, if you make alterations to your property, such as a conservatory or small extension, your council tax band will not be increased or changed until the property is next put up for sale. This means that whilst you are living in your home a conservatory or extension will not increase your council tax. In general, adding a conservatory to your home will not increase the amount of council tax you pay or put your home in a higher council tax bracket.
Will I Need to Apply for Planning Permission for My New Conservatory?
In general, adding a conservatory to your home should fall under what is known as ‘permitted development’. This means that as long as you stay within the realms of certain rules, you should not have to apply for planning permission to add an extension to your home. There are certain exceptions to this, however. For example, if your home is in a protected area or is a listed building, there will be different regulations around adding a conservatory to your home.
Will a Conservatory Add Value to My Home?
One of the great things about building a conservatory is that not only does it create an extra room in your home with relatively little fuss. A conservatory could also increase the value of your home if you ever decide to sell. Property expert Phil Spencer says that adding a conservatory to your house could increase the value of your home by up to 5%, making it well worth the time. Creating extra space in your home could also add value to your home on a personal level, making more space to use as a family or relax after a long day. By increasing the value of your home with a conservatory, without increasing your home’s council tax band, you could be in a prime position when it comes to selling your home.
Again, there are some exceptions to this. If your house is already at the top level a home of your style in your area is worth, a conservatory may not increase the value of your home. This is because most areas have a ‘price ceiling’ that is the average maximum price houses will be worth in that area. Renovating your home past this point may not add much value to your home.
Looking for a New Conservatory That Wows?
If you are looking for a conservatory specialist to create your dream conservatory or home extension, contact RB Windows now to find out more about how we can help bring your ideas to life.