Building Owners Lease Protection: Building Regulations

AUST – Hendry building surveyors advise building owners and managers that they run a high risk strategy if a tenant’s lease does not adequately protect the building owner when the tenant performs building works/”alterations” to their building without the necessary building permit, especially if the Municipal Building Surveyor becomes involved and enforces the Building Regulations with a Building Notice or… Read more

Building Permit Exemptions: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that caution will need to be exercised when deciding if a building project may be considered as being exempt from needing a Building Permit, as per the provisions contained under Part 5 of the Building Act 2011 which allows for building permit exemptions. The Building Act 2011 fundamentally exempts specific prescribed buildings and structures… Read more

Building Approval Certificate: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that a Building Approval Certificate under the building regulations can be used in circumstances where an occupancy permit is not applicable, such as for class 1 and 10 buildings, or incidental structures. It provides certainty that a building or incidental structure meets the relevant requirements. A Building Approval Certificate can be used to retrospectively… Read more

Building Certificates: Building Act 2011: Building Regulations

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that the Building Act 2011 requires a suitably qualified building surveyor to provide certificates of compliance for three distinct scenarios of building work, a Certificate of Design Compliance, a Certificate of Construction Compliance and a Certificate of Building Compliance. A Certificate of Design Compliance under Section 19 of the Building Act 2011 will confirm… Read more

Building Order: Building Regulations 2012: Building Act 2011

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advises that a Building Order can be issued by a Permit Authority in respect of building or demolition work (i.e. building order relative to work that is currently under way) or in respect of a building or incidental structure, whether completed or not under the Building Act 2011 and Building Regulations 2012 with a building… Read more

Uncertified Building Permit: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise that an application for a building permit without a Certificate or Design Compliance is treated as an uncertified building permit application under the Building Act 2011. The application must be processed within the prescribed time, and for the prescribed fee for an uncertified application. The application is assessed by a Local Government Building Surveyor… Read more

Lapsed Building Permit: Building Regulations 2012

WA – HENDRY building surveyors advise builders and owners to ensure they complete their building worksor demolition work within the time period specified by their Building Permit or Demolition Permit including submission of their Notice of Completion to the Permit Authority. Alternatively an application for an extension to the duration of a building permit or demolition permit should be lodged… Read more