What if my permit expires before work has finished or even started?

All building permits specify a commencement date and completion date for building work. If for some reason circumstances prevent the commencement or completion of the building work by the nominated date you must seek an extension of time from your building surveyor before the relevant date passes.

A building permit will lapse if an extension of time has not been sought or approved and works have not commenced or are not completed within the required time period. If a building permit has lapsed than all building work must stop until a new building permit is obtained to complete the unfinished building work.