PDR update: the devil is in the detail

In a special online update, Nicky Richmond explains the impact of the latest changes to office-to-resi permitted development rights

In an article late last year (PDR extension brings confusion, EG, 28 November 2015) I noted that, while the government had, with one hand, given developers their much-longed-for gift of an extension of permitted development rights, the detail around the change in legislation was somewhat sketchy. This meant that the May deadline for completion of existing schemes was still relevant and funders remained anxious about lending on schemes where completion of the scheme was unlikely to