When you purchase a property, you become responsible for the building work on the property.
If you intend to sell your property, prospective purchasers may require proof that the building work has been approved and built according to the approved plans and all building inspections have been carried out.
Council conducts Compliance Inspections that determines these issues.
Types of compliance inspections
Domestic or commercial property inspection and file status report
This is a comprehensive internal and external inspection of buildings and structures on the property and written advice will be provided confirming building work that has an associated building development approval and/or building work that requires an approval because it is assessable development.
In addition a file status report will be given, listing the status of each approval and if necessary what must be done to have any outstanding approvals finalised. The fee for this service is a commercial fee and is subject to GST.
It is recommended that if you are applying for a compliance inspection of a domestic property that has a swimming pool, you should also apply for a swimming pool fence compliance inspection as this is not included within the domestic property compliance inspection.
Relocatable home/caravan park site inspection
Written advice will be provided confirming building work that has an associated building development approval and building work that requires approval and does not have that approval.
The fee for this service is a commercial fee and is subject to GST.