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What you need to know about Smart Living Spaces
A Smart Living Space must be sited in the curtilage of your house, so on your drive or in your garden as it's use must be incidental to the main dwelling. There is no statutory definition of curtilage, but through various planning appeals and High Court cases it can be described as the land immediately surrounding a dwelling
A Smart Living Space must be used in conjunction with the main house and for the enjoyment of the main dwelling house. For example, if parked on a drive or sited in a garden it should be used by members of the household in connection to the enjoyment of the house or as extra accommodation for visiting guests, provided the occupants continue to use the facilities of the house.
Yes, but it must then be used in association with the use of land, e.g., farming activities, storage, or a rest area for the workers.
Unfortunately no - a Smart Living space must be used incidentally to a main dwelling, not be a main dwelling.
No, because it meets the principles of the Caravan Act.
Not the building itself, because it meets the principles of the Caravan Act. However, any additional works such as connections to a sewer, connections to services such as gas or water may need independent building regulation sign off and is the customers responsibility. We advise that professional advice is sought to ensure the correct permissions are obtained - if needed.
Purely for your peace of mind. It is not a legal requirement, but recommended. A Certificate of Lawfulness is a powerful legal tool that confirms your actions or developments are entirely within the bounds of the law. This can be invaluable if a neighbour complains or when you come to sell your property.
A Smart Living Space is an enhanced SMART Garden Room that has been purposely designed and upgraded for human habitation, and will include the following upgrades:
In order to meet the ‘mobility’ requirement in the Caravan Act, all Smart Living Spaces will be sited on ground screws or Swift plinths as these are considered removable base systems.
A heated towel rail will be provided in the WC area and a climate control unit in the open plan area. These will meet all your heating and cooling needs all year round.
No - a Smart Living Space is a shell, purposely designed for you to add all of those very personal finishing touches, such as kitchen and bathrooms. We feel this is really important given the multitude of options available to choose from, thus allowing our customers the freedom to complete their living spaces exactly as they want, and not limited to any choices we may have made.
Yes - You can add as many partitioned areas as your space will allow. One is included in the building price and additional ones can be added for an additional cost.
All Smart Living Spaces benefit from the reduced VAT rate of 5%.
This will not matter, as long as it's physically capable of being moved in one piece, it can still meet the Caravan Act.
Yes, if you can meet the requirement of it being used ‘incidentally’ to the main house.