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Dopey1

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Hi there, would anybody know if there are some aspects of your new build not started or completed can you complete them
outside of the five years. For example, the entrance, gates, balcony, landscaping etc. We just dont have the money at the moment.
we are living in the house and that is completely finished. Thanks in advance.
 

KOW

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Hi there, would anybody know if there are some aspects of your new build not started or completed can you complete them
outside of the five years. For example, the entrance, gates, balcony, landscaping etc. We just dont have the money at the moment.
we are living in the house and that is completely finished. Thanks in advance.
Dopey hope your well,
Take a look around your area. House after house will not have their gardens finished will not have entrance piers etc finished. Go onto Daft or MyHome and hundreds of houses will be for sale not completely finished.
Once your house is finished up to wallplate level. Thats up to roof level you are okay around planning.
Often a condition of planning is to have boundry landscaping completed within one year of occupancy of house but if the money is not there what really can be done.
Enjoy your home and stop worrying,
 

noproblem

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If you were thinking about selling the house there might be problems if certain conditions relevant to you being given PP have not been met. Otherwise you're good to go.
 

Dopey1

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Thanks all, looks like we will be ok to delay until we have the money for finishing. Never build a house, it takes all your money, time,
ages you, you fall out with your loved ones and when you move in you are so mentally and physically drained, it takes about a year
to decompress!!!!
 

kceire

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Once you are substantially complete by the 5 years and 45 day deadline, you are perfectly legal from a Planning point of view. substantially complete is open to interpretation but generally in my experience, the Planning Authority takes the view that once the walls, windows and roof is in place then you are complete. You can then tip away at completing the rest of the house.
 
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