Building Inspection Fee

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  1. biggiebig

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    Hi,

    I have full building regs for a side extension which have been approved, since I have also decided on a rear extension.

    I was hoping to amend\sumbit another application so that I only get charged once building inspection fee. The council have advised that this makes no difference as the building work will also ways be seen as 2 units of work regardless of how we submit the application.

    Is this true I thought that projects 10m2 to 40m2 would be charged at the same price regardless of how we build ?.

    I now think it would be best to just leave the side as full plans and submit a building by notice for the rear extension?

    Is this is the best way can someone please advice ?
     
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    So you're adding a new extension that is totally separate to the first extension you've already had approved. And you think they shouldn't charge you because?

    There can be some discretion by the inspectors, have you actually spoken to the inspector who approved your plans or the pleb who answers the phones? They may do you a deal but if they're jobsworths you'll probably be stuffed.

    If you go down the Notice route prices for the Notice or the combined Plans and Inspection fees are usually the same.
     
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    because the guidelines for inspection charges appear to indicate that the fee for 10m2 to 40m2 is a fixed amount. The extension is part of the same project, so to a novice like me :LOL: I fail to see why they should charge you twice...
     
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    If the two extensions are separate, then two fees are applicable. You can't add floor areas to make one fee

    But normally in situations like this, you can use the rates from schedule 3.
     
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