Re: Re: Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012
Mr. Phil Hogan TD
Minister for the Environment Community and Local Government,
Custom House, Dublin 1
RE Draft Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (3) Insurance Cover
I refer to the proposed Bill, my previous correspondence herein and note hereunder further comments for your file.
No Insurance Provider will cover any competent professional for the extent of personal, professional, indemnity, contractors, sub-contractors and specialist suppliers cover required for the liability that would be imposed by issuing any Certificate with the below wording.
“Notwithstanding the responsibilities of other person/s or firms/s in relation to the works, I accept responsibility and legal liability for the inspection of all works as necessary to ensure that they are neither defective nor contravene any requirements of the Second Schedule of the Building Regulations”.
I have formed the opinion that this is a thinly veiled attempt by this government to undermine the correct functioning of the building, insurance and legal sectors in Ireland.
Is mise le meas,
Michael O’Neill for
O’Neill Quigley & Associates
Planning & Design Consultants