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Q: How do I calculate the number of storeys in my property?

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This is the number of floors excluding cellars, basements and loft conversions. If you live in a block of flats, count the number of floors within your own flat.

For example:

  • houses (semi-detached, detached, terraced and town-houses) usually have a ground floor used for the living space/kitchen and an upper floor which contains the bedrooms/bathroom. Such properties should be treated as having two storeys
  • flats usually have the living space/kitchen/bedrooms/bathroom on the same floor. Such properties should be treated as having one storey
  • bungalows usually have the living space/kitchen/bedrooms/bathroom on the same ground floor. Such properties should be treated as having one storey.

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