No certificate of complying with planning permission

Discussion in 'Mortgages and buying and selling homes' started by Andreea77, 14 Mar 2019 at 7:47 PM.

  1. Andreea77

    Andreea77 New Member

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    Hi me and my husband are planning to buy house in Ireland.
    We found the house we start with the papers, but we have a surprise, the owner lost all the documents from the house.

    Our solicitor received till now contracts and few other papers, but she is still waiting for certificate of compliance with planning permissions and building regulations.

    Can someone know how long it takes to get them.
     
  2. Andreea77

    Andreea77 New Member

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    I asked my solicitor how long will take till she will received them, but she didn't know what to tell me.
    She said that she needs to received from vendor solicitor only certificates of compliance with planning permission and building regulations.
    This is why I'm asking maybe is someone who know how long is taking to get them
     
  3. RedOnion

    RedOnion Frequent Poster

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    That's up to the seller, and how urgently they chase it.
    They need to engage an engineer to give certificates or opinions of compliance.
    If it's compliant, and they treat it as urgent, it can be done in a few days.
     
  4. Andreea77

    Andreea77 New Member

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    Ok thank you for all
    And do you know if is a must to have survived the house that I'm planning to buy? I read a survey report from a house and it doesn't say to many things in it. Is this helping me with something?
     
  5. RedOnion

    RedOnion Frequent Poster

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    Your solicitor can't say he has good title without it.
    If for example the house does not comply with planning permission, if less than 7 years the council could seek demolition (the extreme - but that's why you need it). If you need a mortgage you will have to have it.

    To ease your mind, check if the planning application is available online, and you'll have a rough idea if it is what that had permission for.
     
  6. Andreea77

    Andreea77 New Member

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    I checked but I didn't found any for that address, that means that they didn't apply for it?
    I did valuation report for the bank, but my solicitor told me that I should do another reporr from a surveyor for the house, this is what I'm asking is this last report helping me with something?
     
  7. Andreea77

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    I checked all the planning application for all the area, but I couldn't see any for the house that I what to buy. So let me understand if they what to get another certificates of compliance with planning permission and building regulations they have to apply on this site for it?
     
  8. RedOnion

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    No, it might just predate the online application records. The council planning department would have it in archive in that case.

    Its going to give you a degree of comfort about the condition of the house, or any major work that's needed that you might not see yourself. You're right about the level of detail in them though.
     
  9. Leo

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    They may have built an extension within the exempted development limits. In such cases it is vital you obtain the cert or opinion on compliance, many banks will not release finance without this assurance that all is in order, and you will run into the same issues whenever you come to sell. Non-compliant works can also cause issues if you ever look to carry out further development on the property at a later stage.
     
  10. Saavy99

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    Maybe they never applied for planning permission for the house full stop in which case you should run and don't look back.

    It should be mandatory that sellers have all their ducks in a row before putting houses up for sale, it's so annoying for buyers when this stuff is not in order.
     
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