We understand that in some cases, building works have been carried out without the correct permissions being in place at the correct time.
This situation appears very often when a Sale/Purchase transaction is going through, and a flag is raised by your solicitor dealing with the transaction by requesting the Building Warrant approved drawings and the Completion Certificate.
Our best advice is not to panic – give us a call and we can talk through what is required to obtain the paperwork required to allow the sale/purchase of your house to proceed.
There are 2 separate options for obtaining Retrospective Permissions – these are known as a Late Building Warrant and Late Completion. A late Building Warrant is for when works have started but are not fully complete and Late Completion is for when all works are complete, with permission being required. We would make you aware that these types of permissions may take around 6-8 weeks to be obtained, and also there may be some alterations works required to your home to make your existing works comply with the current Building Regulations.
This process replaces the old style “Letter of Comfort”.
For both applications, a full set of Architectural Drawings and Specification I required to be submitted along with the Application Form and Payment of the Council Admin fee. In some cases, a Structural Engineers Drawing and Certification is also required to be submitted.