Do I need planning permission to change the windows in my flat?

As a general rule you should not need planning permission if you are fitting windows which are identical, like-for-like replacements. However, if the new windows are a different size, style or material to those you are replacing you may need to apply for planning permission.

You should contact your local planning authority, as rules differ from council to council. There is no standard rule for this.

If your flat is in a conservation area the above advice applies, unless your proposals involve an element of demolition, then you may need to apply for planning permission.

If your flat is in a listed building, it is very likely you will need listed building consent and no works should be carried out before contacting the local planning authority for advice or obtaining the relevant consent.

At Hamilton Darcey we pride ourselves on our depth of knowledge across a wide range of subjects relating to residential block management. Each of our Partners has areas of particular interest and expertise, meaning we are able to provide expert advice to suit individual needs.

You can contact the Hamilton Darcey team via their website or via