Last month Downing Street announced a consultation on easing the rules on home extensions of up to eight metres. There is currently a three or four-metre limit on extensions built without planning permission. This would not remove the need for complying with building regulations and the rule that no more than half of a garden can be used for an extension.
The motivation behind this change is that the government thinks it may be way to support growth is to cut regulation in order to encourage entrepreneurial activity and support the construction industry.
The government has said this month it might continue a scheme allowing larger home extensions without planning permission beyond the proposed three-year period.
In some instances landlords might take advantage to improve and extend their properties to enhance returns while the planning rules are relaxed.