Opinion on Compliance with Planning Permission

We can provide Opinions on Compliance for any new building works, extensions or structural alterations to a property and / or follow up advice if issues need to be addressed.

What is an Opinion on Compliance with Planning Permission?

Opinions on Compliance with Planning Permission are required for most building works, including all extensions and structural alterations to an existing property.

An Opinion on Compliance is a document presented in a format which has been approved by the Law Society of Ireland. This certificate is provided by a qualified Engineer, Architect or Surveyor certifying that the relevant works and changes are in accordance with relevant Planning Permission/s and Building Regulations.

An Opinion of Compliance is carried out after the completion of the project and is based on a visual inspection of the finished works. A Certificate of Compliance is normally provided when the building works have been monitored through the course of the entire construction.

An Opinion or Certificate of Compliance should be available for all relevant structural works to a property, preferably before a property is placed on the market for sale, to confirm that any works are compliant with the Planning permissions and Building Regulations.

If there are issues with the building works in relation to compliance we can provide advice on how to remedy these issues if required.

Why Us?

  • Approved by the Law Society of Ireland

    Our Certificates and Opinions on Compliance are provided in a format approved by the Law Society of Ireland
  • Established and Experienced feature icon

    Established and Experienced

    We are Ireland's leading provider of Planning Permission & Exemption Development Certificates with over 15,000 inspections carried out
  • Excellent Communicators

    We are there for you every step of the way. From your first contact with Customer Care right through to our Engineering Team who provide advice and solutions for property queries.
  • Online Quotation

    24/7 online quotation service and online booking notification service.
  • Certificates

    PDF certificate of opinion is emailed to you. If requested the original signed certificate of opinion is posted directly to your solicitor or a person nominated by you.
  • Insurance Cover

    Our company and Engineers are covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance with Lloyds.
  • Residential Pre-Purchase Survey

    Access to Property

    Our friendly Customer Care team will arrange and organise access to the property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources relating to Planning Permission and Building Regulations

  • Planning Permission

    The Opinion of Compliance certificate outlines what areas of the Planning Acts the extension or changes are exempt from, and if there was a requirement to obtain planning permission:
  • Law Society

    The information provided in the Opinion of Compliance certificate is compliant with the standards laid down by the Law Society of Ireland: Engineer qualified to write certificate. Company covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • Cover of section A Building Regulations leaflet

    Building Regulations

    The Opinion of Compliance with Building Regulations outlines which sections of the Building Regulations that the building works are complainant with Building Regulations 1991 to 2104.
  • Building Bye-Law Amnesty

    A large number of developments built before 1989 are exempt from compliance with Building Regulations This is dependent on a range of factors including the following: When was the extension built? When were the changes made? Are there any enforcement notices on the property? What area/county was the property built in?