Choosing a builder
Approvals and completion
Make sure that your builder has all the necessary approvals in place for the project. These can include building regulation approval, planning permission and covenant consent from your landlord or former owner.
You can only get planning permission from the Council, but some building regulation approvals may also be obtained from approved inspectors.
In all cases where formal building regulation approval is required, make sure the necessary inspections are carried out by the building control surveyor and that a completion certificate has been issued prior to you settling outstanding balances on the project.