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Council approval to move a bathroom?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by mja, 29th Oct, 2015.

  1. mja

    mja Well-Known Member

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    In NSW, do you generally need council approval to relocate a bathroom in a house?
     
  2. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Not necessarily council, but will need a Complying Developement Certificate from a Private Certifier or Council.

    You can renovate an existing kitchen/bathroom without approval, but you will be changing the configuration of the room so will need approval. Unless you are undertaking the changes without altering the configuration of the room (i.e. windows, doors, walls).
     
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    mja Well-Known Member

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    Ah, perfect, thanks!

    A house I'm buying (we haven't exchanged yet) has been renovated, and the vendor has moved the bathroom from one part of the house to another... I've now asked for the above. Bathroom is also missing waterproofing and the floor drain isn't even connected to the sewer line...
     
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    Just drops under the house? Most do that

    Does anyone get approval for that?? Surely there may be heaps of Reno's like that where no one talks to council or even picked up when sold.
    I don't want council meddling in my house
     
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    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Just to throw another spanner in the works...

    It may havr predated the codes SEPP and fallen under previous Council exempt development controls...
     
  6. mja

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    Possibly; it was only renovated late last year.