Just a general question. In my office there is an ongoing arguement of what the exact definition of “substantially complete” is. Some of the guys say it’s when the roof is on, but others say it is when the house is habitable- walls plastered internally and everything.
Does anyone know a regulation or act or code which defines it for definite, once and for all?
I have a planning application which is going out of date on a building which is nearly finished very shortly so I need to know otherwise I’ll have to apply for an extension of time!:rolleyes:
it the structure is up to wall plate level it is sufficient for the planning authority. i think it is in the planning act but can’t be sure on that.
Bit further down the line than that
Substantial completion is the stage in the progress of the Work when the Work or designated portion thereof is sufficiently complete in accordance with the Contract Documents so that Owner can occupy or utilize the Work for its intended use
Better to be on the safe side and apply for an Extension of Time. The application must be made before the 5 year period has elapsed. Some local authorities provide a printed form that you can fill in. Others do not provide this service. You can download a form from the Clare County Council website and use it as a template for any county thet does’nt provide the form. Fee is â‚¬ 62.