You might think that building permits are just another way of the local powers controlling what you can and cannot do to your own house, after all it is your home so why do you need someone else’s permission to add a home extension? What really is the point to a building permit?
It is true that building permits can be difficult to come by and for a lot of reason there is a lot of politics involved in the process of applying for a building permit and any little complaint means that a building permit is never likely to grace your letter box and your dreams of a perfect home could be tatters. It doesn’t even have to be a complaint which is relevant to your building plans, so if you have annoyed your neighbour or the neighbourhood doesn’t like you for whatever reason then you can say goodbye to your building permit.
This doesn’t sound like building permits are actually all that useful because building permits can be clouded in corruption and petty arguments, and the probability of getting a building permit is like finding rocking horse excrement of watching pigs flying in the sky – pretty much impossible.
However there are some useful tips that can make getting a building permit a little easier, or at least the prospect of getting a building permit a little easier. Don’t worry it isn’t anything illegal or unlawful, just a way of making life easier for yourself and others with regards to a building permit which can go a hell of a long way.
Here are a few reasons why you need a building permit.
With building permits there are a lot of questions that need answering when you apply for one so supplying as much information as possible with regards to your building permit plans is a necessity.
For example names of the applicants, addresses of the building permit and addresses of the applicants if they are different, names and contact information and an analytical description of the building work you are planning.
All this information makes the process of applying for a building permit a lot easier, smoother and quicker.
To be thorough you should also supply blueprints of the building work which has detailed information with regards to the size, shape and dimensions of the house extension or whatever building work you are planning.
Submit the application
When you submit the application for a building permit with the relevant documentation make sure you do it in person because then you can ask any relevant questions that you may have with regards to the building permit process.
This allows you a little margin for error because you could find out some information you haven’t included before you submit your building permit application.