Checks and balances

To sell, insure or finance your house, you will need certificates of compliance. The top five elements to affect the cost of building your home.

More important than building on time or within budget is to make sure your house was built according to the parameters set out in law, and to have the paperwork. 

Proof of compliance with the building regulations is the obvious requirement, but you will also need proof that planning permission has been secured and its conditions have been fulfilled, that boundaries and other features which relate to the development of your site are correct and that all works described in the specifications and drawings have been properly completed.

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Written by Leslie O'Donnell

Les is an engineer and architectural designer who runs Landmark Designs, a CIAT registered practice in Co Tyrone.

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