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2 or 3 bedroom? DA approval

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Ben Murphy, 18th May, 2016.

  1. Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy Member

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    Hi Guys,

    We bought a house 9 years ago and it was never advertised, it was a private treaty. The house is 3 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom downstairs and 1 bedroom and bathroom upstairs in the attic.

    The valuer said he checked with council and advised that he could only value it as a 2 bedroom one bathroom as no DA was in place for the bedroom/bathroom attic.

    We know we should have done our due diligence but being our first home we did not think about it.

    The previous owners had the house for 50-60 years, so don't think that any previous council records would of existed for the home.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ben
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have a chat with a private Certifier - it may come under complying development if the stairs are adequate, linked smoke detectors and otherwise meets the BCA.
     
  3. Ben Murphy

    Ben Murphy Member

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    Thanks much appreciated Scott.