Before any house can be moved from one property to another, you need approval from the council in which the home resides. This approval is for house removal or demolition. You will also need approval from the local council of the area to which you will be moving your house. This is known as the building approval. You will also be required to secure additional approvals before your house is moved.
Know the Approvals You May Need
When you are considering the purchase and house relocation you need to know what you will need to provide to various councils to secure these approvals. Requirements will vary by council location, but you may be required to furnish:
Photographs – Take several colour photographs of the house, both inside and out, to show council, when you are attempting to secure approval.
Site Plans – You will need to provide site plans that show the approximate position of the house on the site that you will be moving it to.
Reports – Expect to be required to provide structural engineer’s reports containing the present condition of the house and its eligibility for safe transport.
Soil Testing and Reports – If you have not purchased the land on which you will place your home, consider having the soil tested first. Highly reactive soils can mean additional costs for you. By choosing property with soil types conducive to providing a safe place for your house to rest, you can avoid these extra costs.
New Roofing – Depending on the location of your new home, you may be required to replace the roofing with one that is cyclone rated. You may also need to replace guttering. These two things can quickly up the cost of your new home.
When you purchase a removable home from a reputable company, you can expect assistance in these matters. Some fees may actually be included in the cost of your home. Find this out before you sign any contracts.
Know What You are Buying
When you begin the purchasing process, know what you are paying for. If you are making a private purchase, you could very well be paying for these requirements out of your own pocket. On the other hand, when you purchase your removable home through a reputable company, you will be guided through the process and can expect some of these fees to be included in the purchase price.
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