Re: Re: Exempted development regulations for a garage
Bought in usual manner and Cert of Compliance submitted by builder’s Architect on closing. Did not realise that there was anything wrong at the time.
An issue then arose about lack of means of escape from a bedroom where cill heights were too high.
Looked at drawings on planning file and saw that it had been drawn up as garage and that some 23m2 extra was built as well.
Builder and Architect still claim that Cert is OK.
Builder has asked me to write to Council for decision on the matter.
interesting… many things thrown up here
1. Architect can claim room was not meant for use as bedroom. Cert should have referred to this. This could have had knock on effects on sale ie 3 bed instead of 4 bed.
2. Anything extra built at same time as original is not exempt as an ‘extension’ can only be added onto an already existing structure.
Architect appears very very exposed on this….