Dino Tomassetti – The Importance of Adhering With Building Regulations
Dino Tomassetti is a man who has spent his life working in real estate and he knows just how problematic it can be to seek out planning permission for a new build. Speaking with Dino recently, he made it very clear that whilst it is a pain to get planning permission, it should always be done. Constructing a property without first getting permission is illegal and you could be heavily fined or even be asked to take the building down by authorities.
These regulations are in place for a reason and here is why it is so important that you stick to them.
Safety of Everyone
The reason why we have these regulations in place in the first instance is because they are there to protect everyone involved in the build. Most regulations that we have were put in place after an incident which put someone’s safety at risk. And so you may think that those regulations are a pain but the reality is that without them, the construction site and the build would be a lot less safe.
Keeping the Neighbors Happy
One of the most common complaints when it comes to getting planning permission is that the neighbors aren’t happy with the plans for construction. We all have rights in our homes and one of those is the right to privacy. If the plan for your new building is to block someone’s view or to encroach upon their space then they have every right to be upset and to complain. If you don’t even bother trying to get planning permission and instead seek to build away, then you are going to have some problems with your neighbors.
It Is Illegal
As Dino states, beyond everything else, building without planning permission or in a way which goes against the building regulations is outright illegal. As mentioned in the introduction, the penalty of being found to have built and illegal property or building is that you could be hit with a huge fine or you may even find yourself being told by a judge that you have to bring the building down, which is going to come at great expense to you.
Nine out of ten construction companies will not even entertain you as a client if they have any idea that you will not be following all of the building regulations which are in place. What this means is that you are going to end up with a very small group of options when it comes to which company you will use, and it also raises the question of the caliber of a construction company which would knowingly build a project which it new was going again the regulations.
The point of all of this is that whilst it can be annoying to have to go through the hassle of getting permission and building within a set of rules, ultimately it is something which we all have to do.