The clients having bought the property at Nant Lais, Village Road, Llanfairfechan back in 1999 had been using the building as a dwelling for over 10 years. Prior use of the building was as a coffee shop which had ceased approximately four years before our clients became owners of the property.  The owners now wanted to sell their property but it had never obtained a change of use from coffee shop into a dwelling.  As part of the selling process they were asked to prove it had been used wholly in domestic use and therefore contacted their Solicitor in order to write a Statutory Declaration. Owen Devenport were brought in to prepare the application for a Lawful Development Certificate in order to ensure a comprehensive submission was made. Conwy County Borough Council Granted the Lawful Use Certificate and our clients moved on to sell the property with the purchasers now satisfied that the use as a dwelling was lawful.