If we were to combine two adjoining freehold properties to make one dwelling are there any factors we should bear in mind? They are not listed. And what would be the council tax situation?
It is often assumed that planning permission is not required to convert two or more homes into a single dwelling. However, the UK has a housing shortage and some councils have adopted policies to prevent a loss of individual housing units. Contact your council to see if planning permission is required. If it is not, apply for a certificate of lawfulness, a formal written confirmation that permission is not required.
As the buildings are not listed, planning permission is not required for internal changes, but you will need approval