Building Permits: Let’s face it, not every structure out there is approved. The state government realised this and has allowed exemptions under the new building legislation which have come in handy, but if your additions, pool, patio, spa, large shed or the like isn’t on the list, and you didn’t get a CDC – it can be stressful, especially if your home is on the market. If you would like clarification on if your structure does require approval, please call and discuss your concerns with our private building surveyor. At Green Start Consulting, our building certifiers and building surveyors would like to make the process of having your unapproved structures approved as quick and as painless as possible.

Examples of how these structures come to light:
• Illegal pools and spas are normally brought to the council’s attention by complaints from neighbours about fencing or when a swimming pool fence is inspected by a council pool inspector and they realise that the new spa has been put in without approval.
• Patios and sheds are likely to be picked up by diligent settlement agents at the time of sale of a property.
• Additions and alterations are generally found out about as they are being constructed as disgruntled neighbours take the opportunity to make a compliant.

If you would like your illegal building matters resolved quickly and with a minimum of fuss, make a call to our building surveyor now to organise a site inspection and Certificate of Building Compliance – aka CBC. Our building surveyor can normally come out within 24 to 48 hours at a time that suits you.

Thanks for reading.

If you would like any further info, have a question or blog idea for our building surveyor please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Due to constantly evolving legislation the information provided within this blog may no longer be valid. The advice given on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please email one of our building surveyors to check what is right for you.

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