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An example of an opinion of compliance report for exempt developments.


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What is an opinion of compliance?

What's included in an Opinion on Compliance

  • 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:

    • Building Control Act 2014
    • Building Control Act 2007
    • Building Control Act 2001
    • Building Control Act 1990
    • Building Control Act 1977
    • Building Control Act 1964
    • Building Bye-Laws
    • Building Regulations 1990 - 2104
  • 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?
  • 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
  • Photo Evidence

    Photo/s of the building works in question are included in our report to ensure that your Legal Adviser better understands the type of building works the opinion relates too:

    • Photo/s of extensions
    • Photo/s of interior structural alterations
    • Photo/s of defects if any, to enable all parties to better understand what is required to correct a substantial compliance issue
  • House shaped logo for property health check

    Our Service

    Our professional service will provide you with the following:

    • 24/7 online quotation service
    • Knowledable staff available for telephone queries during office hours
    • 24/7 online booking notification service
    • Organisation of access to the property
    • PDF certificate of opinion emailed to you and your solicitor to speed up process
    • Original signed certificate of opinion posted directly to your solicitor
    • PI insurance cover


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Emer Campbell, Clondalkin, Dublin
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