I am considering buying a fairly new split level property built on a
sloping site, i.e. the garage is upstairs.
To the rear of the lower floor are two void rooms (basements) with
access from the outside of the building. The walls retaining the
banked earth (the outside road above) are dry not showing any form of
The estate agent suggests an access could be knocked through from the
habitable part of the building, the walls dry lined, windows and
electrics put in etc.
Is this feasible, would it be against any building regs etc, I just
wonder why the original builder did not do this and sell the property
with an additional two reception rooms.