Jun 12, 2007 6:20 pm
Our house should be ready to move in next Friday. My only concern now is that the council wont let us move in because we don't have the storm water system hooked up yet (can't find anyone to do the damn thing). We also don't have the driveway and small retaining wall around the back done yet but should do in about 3-4 weeks. Do the council normally have issues if this stuff isn't completed?
Re: Occupancy / Stormwater2
Jun 14, 2007 12:32 am
This would depend on who certifies your construction work, in your case it will be the council.
I heard that some councils provide a temporary certificate when the main construction is finished - which allows you to move in. And will only issue a proper certificate after those driveway, landscape, stormwater ...etc are done.
Our builder uses private certifier, we already received letter from the certifier about this temporary and permanent certificate thing, so looks like we are ok on this.
Most importantly if they already informed/warned you about this, I would advice you to follow...
Re: Occupancy / Stormwater3
Jun 14, 2007 8:56 am
A certificate of occupancy shouldn't be issued until all the works required as per the specifications and site drawings have been completed - this would definitely include stormwater which is required to be connected to a 'legal point of discharge'.
Peter Clarkson - AusDesign Australia
This information is intended to provide general information only.
It does not purport to be a comprehensive advice.
Re: Occupancy / Stormwater4
Jun 14, 2007 10:02 am
Phew... I managed to get onto one of the city engineers and he said that we can move in before the stormwater, retaining wall and driveway is complete (as long as our water isn't flooding into neighbours properties). Thanks anyway guys.
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The water authority is like any other business.. Changes and variations cost buyers extra. Building inspectors here (WA) are at the bottom of the pecking order very limited power