Could bunting and Coronation decorations really land homeowners with a £5,000 fine?

Union Jack flags line the houses getting ready for a celebration of King Charles III coronation
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As the nation prepares to celebrate the King's Coronation, many homeowners have adorned their properties with Union Jack bunting and royal-themed decorations.

But some news outlets have reported that property owners could be hit with "£5,000 fines" if they aren't careful with their royal decorations. The figure took us by surprise at Homebuilding & Renovating, leading us to do a little more digging to see if it is actually possible to be fined such a large amount if bunting gets out of control at your home.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.