Certificates of Compliance are required for the majority of new build works as well as for alterations or extensions to existing properties. The role of the Cert of Compliance is to certify that the relevant works have been undertaken in compliance with any planning permission and the relevant Building Regulations. Diarmuid Keane + Associates prepare Certificates of Compliance in accordance with the Law Society of Ireland Conveyancing Handbook.
We provide Certificates of Compliance on works that we have designed and supervised ourselves. Furthermore, we can provide Opinions of Compliance on projects where we were not involved on either the design on supervision of the structure. In such situations, we will visit the local authority planning office and inspect the relevant planning file. This allows us to compare the planning drawings and documents to the structure as constructed and to issue an opinion on compliance with planning permission.
We also provide Certificates of Exemption from Planning Permission where required. These certificates are often required in situations whereby a person is selling their property and the solicitor requires a Certificate of Exemption to certify that planning permission was not required for an extension to the property, for example.