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Filling in this short form will instantly give you contact details for people who can help you with a Planning Permission Application or Appeal. You will be given with their full contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and discuss what the help you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

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We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

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Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

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Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

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You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

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In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

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Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.


This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.


Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.


Filling in this short form will instantly give you contact details for people who can help you with a Planning Permission Application or Appeal. You will be given with their full contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and discuss what the help you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

Applying for Planning Permission

When putting a planning application together it is very important that you consider the purpose and the audience.  The purpose is to gain permission for your project.  The audience is of course the Planning Authorities and other interested parties such as neighbours and other people who live locally. To maximise your chances of success it is very important that the application is written in the best way possible.  This is where a local consultant can help, provided that he or she really does have a good feel for what the Planning Authorities will want to see. By filling in the form above you will be given contact details for local experts who will be able to help you.  Your next step would be to talk to these experts about your requirements.  They should be able to give you an indication of possible timescales, costs and the likelihood of success.  Once you have considered your options, your next step would be to appoint a planning consultant to help you through the process.

Planning Permission Appeals

It is quite common for Planning Applications to be turned down.  If this happens you will need to consider lodging an Appeal.  Just because your application has been turned down, does not mean that gaining permission will not be possible.  A well written appeal adequately addressing the Planners concerns may result in success.

Permitted Development

While major changes to existing buildings and new developments require planning permission, there are some cases that are treated differently.  These tend to be small projects that do not have any significant impact on the local environment. These developments are known as permitted development.  Examples are: some conservatories, new decking, replacing windows etc).  You may wish to talk to your local Planning Authority or a planning expert to see if your proposed project can be classed as a permitted development.  Please do keep in mind that some projects may not need Planning Permission but they may still be subject to Building Regulations.

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What do our Customers say about our Suppliers?

We send an email to all of our customers asking for feedback on our website, and on any of the suppliers they used.  These are some of their comments:

Planning applications into Harrow Council are well known to be a nightmare, so used Richard Domenech to handle the application and produced the required drawings and details for the aplication. It turned out to be a major problem with Harrow but Richard worked hard to resolve the issues for me. I'm glad he handled it as I would have had neither the skill or patience. Would recommend Domenech Designs
Phillip, Pinner, Middlesex
Prompt & timely service
Mr Plunkett, Belfast
The website was very helpful. I followed up with Malcolm Percy of Building Design & Planning Consultancy and found them to be excellent and knowledgeable.
Grahame, Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Fluent Ads from the start were great at communication and this followed through with the final product of the plans for our loft conversion. They listened to our needs and requirements and came up with a good plan to utilise all space in our large loft. We would highly recommend this company for small or large projects. You won't be disappointed. The website is also a good place to see their capabilities! Thanks Tom and the team!
Victoria, Epsom
Armo designed the plans for our house extension; a double storey side extension and rear single extension. Not only have we been incredibly happy with his fantastic designs, but he has been very supportive whilst we await planning approval from our local council, changing the designs where needed to suit everybody. He works very meticulously, and worked tirelessly to meet the specifations we gave him. I would highly recommend Armo Akanesyans - M. N. Architectural Studio to anyone.
Chloe, Ruislip

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