Ahead of the imminent publication of the Housing Bill, we understand that the Prime Minister is expected to announce today that the temporary rule introduced in May 2013 allowing people to convert disused offices into homes without applying for planning permission will be made a permanent change – after almost 4,000 conversions were given the go ahead between April 2014 to June this year.

We shall, of course, keep our clients updated with the full details of this breaking news following the Prime Minister’s expected announcement.