Statutory Compliance

The construction, modification and occupation of buildings is controlled through a large body of legislation which cover the following areas:

  • Planning and development
  • Building regulations
  • Accessibility
  • Fire safety
  • Asbestos
  • Health and safety

Owners and occupiers are required by law to comply with these controls. A failure to comply can result in a time delay, an abandoned sale or ultimately end up in enforcement proceedings.

If you are considering undertaking alterations or a change of use, the requirement to apply for statutory consents should be confirmed well in advance. Scott Murphy can advise on the obligation to obtain statutory consents and prepare the necessary applications on your behalf including Planning permissions, Fire safety certificates and Disability access certificates. We also advise on special controls, which apply to Protected structures and Architectural conservation areas.

The conveyancing system in Ireland generally requires that an opinion on compliance with both Planning and Building regulations be provided by a suitably qualified construction professional as evidence that the property being sold complies. Scott Murphy are Registered Building Surveyors under the Building control act 2007 and are authorised to prepare this documentation.

Scott Murphy also provide consultancy services to Facilities and Property managers in relation to the day to use of premises including Fire and Health & Safety risk assessments, accessibility audits and actions plans and asbestos removal and management.

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