Re: Re: Can an Architect apply for planning for client ?
It is not an RIAI issue, it is I believe a legal issue. The actual applicant must be so named on the form or if being applied for by another legal entity a letter of permission must be issued (and lodged) by the said legal owner allowing the application to be made. Either way the identity of the owner will be known. In your case the architect can make the application but a letter permitting the architect to do so must also accompany the application. The relationship of the applicant to the owner will need to be identified. Failure to identify or truthfully record the reality can leave the whole application open to be considered illegal. This has serious consequences of a building is completed on this basis and found out later. It would have the effect of creating an illegal development. Our better read colleagues on the forum could correct me here.