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Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by chappers, 5 Nov 2017.

  1. chappers

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    Simple question, is listed building consent positively signed off as per building regs or does it work with passive approval as an approved planning application would.
     
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    It usually has conditions that samples of materials have to be submitted and approved but otherwise no physical site inspections to "sign off" the work on projects I have worked on.
     
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    Many thanks, it's with regards to a property I'm about to buy and the vendors record keeping has been abysmal, as you mention reserved matters I do have an issue with something they have done, but it's quite minor and something I will take a view on, but need to be a bit more sure about the actual LBC, as in the future I will most probably be having the conservation officer out for some works I will want to carry out myself, there is always the usual indemnity but without approaching the council I can't get to see the original application as the vendors didn't bother to keep a copy.
     
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    Too often the Conservation Officer and the Building Control officers go face to face with the property owner in the middle.

    Conservation can require that original worm chewed joists are retained ( or replaced by exactly the same size and type ) while Building regs are calling for larger joists to ensure teh safe structure of the floor. Hence in some cases the work in never fully signed off as it doesn't comply with building regs but has instead complied with the requirements of conservation. A happy compromise has to be achieved, it can be acheived in most cases but the property owner may be the one who does the most work to achieve that compromise.
     
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    I think your right as the BRs was never actually signed off either and the vendors offered indemnity pretty much from the start, that doesn't concern me at all, it's the LBC as that passes to me directly and has no time restriction on enforcement and as it appears there is no ultimate completion point, indemnity is a little trickier, not to mention the upheaval any serious breaches would cause to put right, regardless of whether the costs could be recouped. You wouldn't have thought getting a copy of the original application would be such a problem, considering the works were only carried out in 2005/6
     
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    Most BCOs are (in my experience) fairly pragmatic in this regard; they're quite aware if the whimsical nature of the resident conservation officer.
     
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    As with these things nowadays, the easiest and quickest way has been to resolve this with an indemnity policy, has cost £500 but have split it with the vendor, which is a result since they are sure all conditions etc were discharged.
     
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