Looking to Renovation or Extend Your Mitcham Home

Famous in Elizabethan times for its lavender fields and clean air, Mitcham is an upmarket area of south west London which, although only slightly further out than Balham and Clapham, offers markedly better value property. The Evening Standard's Homes and Property website reported in August 2018 that buyers could expect three times as much space for their money in Mitcham as in the other two boroughs.

Mitcham is home to one of the world's oldest cricket clubs and the 460-acre Mitcham Common, which is a site of metropolitan importance for nature conservation. The borough is popular with families, with an abundance of 1930s and 1950s family homes, has numerous good schools and is within 30 minutes of Blackfriars by rail. If that's not enough, it's also undergoing a £435 million refurbishment.

Architects in Mitcham

Croydon architects, Bluelime Home Design, have been designing, creating, kitchen extensions, loft extension, reinventing homes and self build in south London and north Kent for more than a decade. We have five offices across the area, in Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Erith and Croydon, and our experience and expertise have allowed us to form strong relationships with both the local council planning departments and a number of trusted builders. So we can take care of your whole project for you, coming up with concrete plans for your dream home and then, if you want us to, turning them into reality too.

House prices in Mitcham

In November 2018, the average price for property in Mitcham was £367,371: £533,372 for a detached house, £438,303 for a semi-detached house, £409,861 for a terraced house and £267,691 for a flat.  Prices fell 0.7 per cent in the previous three months.

Find more information on Mitcham house prices got to Zoopla.co.uk

Planning applications in Mitcham

Mitcham is part of the London Borough of Merton, so you will usually need to apply to Merton Council if you want to alter or build a home. The charges for this are set by the government:

£206 for an extension

£462 for a new home, or a conversion of another type of building into a home (although nowadays some conversions don’t need planning permission).

The council can give you advice before you submit your application to give it a better chance of success. For ordinary householder applications, the council charges £990 for written advice and a meeting if necessary, then £528 for a subsequent meeting with a written follow-up. A much cheaper option is a 15-minute phone call, which costs £99 and can usually be arranged within three days.

 

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Contact us

Our Mitcham team are based at our Croydon office at Interchange House, First Floor, 81-85 Station Road. If you'd like to chat to us, call 01322 521026 or email fresh@bluelimeprojects.com.

 

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