The significance of applying for the right building permits is two-fold. Firstly, for the builder working on a residential property, the permit is able to outline the local building regulations and rules which are expected to be followed by all workers, from the contractors, electricians, and plumbers. Abiding by the building regulations laid down by the local authorities often means a property is construction to a high standard and safe for all those that will occupy it.
A building permit also gives specific information relating to the construction of a particular commercial or domestic property. Rules are in place to ensure a property is built to the right standards and matches similarly to the surrounding properties in the neighborhood. It might also feature specific restrictions which must be followed which might only relate to a certain area or neighborhood. Permits are often regulated and issued by the local city authorities as they are more aware of the aesthetic design and style of the area.
Obtaining the right permit application is quite a straightforward process. All that’s really required to receive a permit is to produce a survey of the property with a detailed drawing of where the building will be positioned. Other reports and checks might also be required, such as those related to placing a septic tank system if required.
Permits aren’t just for the newly built properties; they can also be required for several other reasons, such as building an addition structure, certain improvements, or making repairs. It any sizable projects are to be undertaken, it might be worthwhile checking with the local authorities to see whether you comply with their regulations. Carrying out work without the necessary permit could mean a fine is imposed or a need to demolish what might have already been constructed.
Often, a building permit will come with a pre-determined timeframe on how long a particular structure can take to build, which is generally rigorously enforced. Build timeframes often vary building to building, with some structures expected to be completed within 12-month of the issue date, while others might get more time, such as 24-months or more. It is often possible to apply for an extensive to a project if the building work doesn’t seem to be going as planned. Although, if a planning extension isn’t given before the previous one expires, it would be necessary to cease work until right permit extension is granted – in some cases, extensions can take a month or longer to review.