BCAR ‘opt out’ – The Consequences

With just over four months elapsed since the second amendment to the Building Control Regulations, which allows an option to ‘‘opt out’’ of the need to appoint an Assigned Certifier (AC), reports from the Local Authority Building Control, states that there was a sharp fall in the submission of Commencement Notices before 1st September introduction,…
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Attic Conversions – Exempted Development?

Lisa Murphy deals with this often confusing issue and outlines some recent planning decisions on the matter. In order to constitute Exempted Development and thereby negate the requirement to obtain Planning Permission for a development, Class 1, Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the Planning & Development Regulations, 2001, stipulates that any extension, alteration…
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