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Private certifier vs council certifier

Discussion in 'Development' started by deerdreamgirl, 11th Aug, 2016.

  1. deerdreamgirl

    deerdreamgirl New Member

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    Hi All

    I'm looking at a studio or granny flat in my backyard. It seems private certifiers start at around 2K for a complying development approval where as Sutherland Council quoted $700. Can anyone tell me the difference and advise me of the pros and cons of both please, very new to this.
     
  2. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    Time it takes to process the application
     
  3. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Joynz Well-Known Member

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    Council is usually cheaper but takes longer.
     
  5. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The less council has anything to do with your development the better. Paying a little more to a PC is more than worth it imo.
     
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  6. RenegadeDom

    RenegadeDom Well-Known Member

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    In my personal circumstance it would have been easier to go with council as my PC has been a complete waste of time and money. Generally speaking a PC will try and help make the process efficient with guidance and with a certain degree of leniency. Just make sure you choose the right one!