Obtaining Copies of Planning & Building Consents
PECS+ understand that obtaining copies of Planning Consents, Building Warrants and Completion Certificates (sometimes referred to as Habitation Certificates) can be crucial to completing conveyancing transactions.
The PECS+ team can help with all your Town Planning needs. Unlike other private searching companies, PECS+ have in-house Chartered Town Planners who can obtain copies of historical Planning Consents, Building Warrants and Completion Certificates from Local Authorities and can provide Planning History Reports specific to your requirements.
Where such Regulatory Consents are required, but have not been previously granted, PECS+ can often arrange for the necessary retrospective applications/letters of comfort to be submitted/obtained on your behalf. At PECS+, our team have the experience of working with all Scottish Local Authorities.
Turnaround Time and Cost
The timescales for obtaining retrospective copies of historical Planning Consents, Building Warrants and Completion Certificates will vary on a case by case basis. Provision of bespoke Planning History Reports will depend upon your specific requirements.
Similarly, the timescales for preparing, submitting and obtaining any Regulatory Consents will also vary on a case by case basis.
There are normally administration fees charged by the Local Authorities to obtain historical copies of Planning Consents, Building Warrant approvals as well as fees in relation to applications for Regulatory Consents.
Dependant on the circumstances, there can be the need for specialist architectural, structural and input from other trades to prepare applications for consideration by Local Authorities.
The PECS+ team will be happy to advise further on related timescales and costs once an initial review has been undertaken. Please Contact PECS+ by email or telephone to discuss matters in the first instance.