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Requesting an Extension on Permits

Discussion in 'Development' started by LMD, 17th Oct, 2016.

  1. LMD

    LMD Well-Known Member

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    Hello hello,

    Can anyone give me some advice on the possible reasons that council will accept to grant an extension on exisiting permits?

    a bit of background - I purchased a property earlier this year that had exisiting permits, I had the intention to develop the block before they expired but recently my wife has become pregnant with our first child. This will make it unlikely that we will be able to initiate the constructiuon process. Also the council has recently made some zoning changes, meaning that the existing plans for 3 units on the site has now become zoning for 2 units to be built. what is the likelyhood that the council will extend my permits? I guess no one can tell me but has anyone been through a situation similar to this?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    If the permit hasn't expired, get the first footing excavated, inspected and poured - da/cc will remain active indefinitely. If it has expired, you'll have to reapply unless the da was less than 5 years.
     
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  3. LMD

    LMD Well-Known Member

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    permit does not expire til july 2017. So if I get the area excavated inspected and poured as you say, these plans and permits wont expire even if they have a completion period of 2 years from construction?
     
  4. Mike Sargeant

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    Contact your Council on the likelihood of having your permit extended and get that persons name! If the zoning has changed it's possibly a bit more fraught in terms of getting it extended. If your PP is a Victorian issue it'll have all the info on timing and extensions at the end of it. Normally 2 years to start, then 2 years to finish so having a footing in is a start which will give you 2 years to complete without worrying about extending. Could also sell and move in this market? Your permit has unique value.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Speaking for NSW, once work has started there's no completion or expiry date. What are they going to do if you're half built when the permit expires?
     
  6. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    QLD it extends if you have an Operational Works application but time still runs out. Depends on several factors. In new planning act (December should come into force) there will no longer be automatic extension.
     
  7. LMD

    LMD Well-Known Member

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    The permits are in Victoria, the permits allow 2 years for completion from the date of construction.

    I could sell as the market has risen since I purchased but with CGT and selling fees it is doubtful I would make a significant profit that would be worth while.