Illegal building works are building works which have been carried out without first having obtained a Building Permit. In such circumstances where Council has been made aware of the non-compliance, the Council will issue a Building Notice or Building Order to show cause why the works should not be demolished. At which point you will need to engage a Building Surveyor to determine if your illegally built structure is compliant or what works are required to be carried out in order to make the structure compliant.
What is the process?
SP Building Surveyors can provide a fee proposal to carry out an inspection of the as built structure and provide a report of its current condition.
The building will meet one of these criteria:
- The building complies outright in which we will issue a certification letter to Council.
- The building will require rectification works outlined in the report. A Building Permit will be required for any further works.
- The building is not compliant and significant changes / demolition will need to take place. At which point we may advise you it might be best to demolish your building.
- Consult a registered draftsperson to obtain as built drawings and documenting all rectification works mentioned in our report.
- Consult a registered engineer to provide comments and certification on any structural works. As built drawings and all rectification works may also be required.
- Engage other consultants such as soil engineers, energy raters, bushfire assessors, etc to provide details of further works in order to achieve compliance.
SP Building Surveyors can provide an inspection within 3 days of engagement and will provide a report within 7 days. We understand that these can be delicate matters in particular keeping to council time frames.
Please submit the information below with your Building Notice or alternatively, contact our office on 9790 1033.
We will then provide you with a fee proposal within 24-48 hours.