Yesterday, we found in our mailbox an eagerly awaited document – a letter from our financial lender advising that they have provided our builder with an Authority to Commence Construction (ACC) letter and that they may proceed with the construction of our home in accordance with the council approved plans and specifications. Yay!!!
The documents our financial lender required to release the ACC letter included a copy of stamped council/certifier approved plans, builder's contract works insurance, complete signed and dated building contract signed by all parties, and builder’s receipts for any payments made to date by us (5% deposit payment). We forwarded the last of the documents they required on Wednesday; they would have processed the file the same day itself as we got the advice on ACC letter in yesterday’s mail. That was quick!
The last piece of task is the final construction drawings, which is the only outstanding item that we need to agree on before Metricon pushes the button for site start. With our Customer Support Consultant advising that the design team is working on final drawings, I am hoping that we get to sign off on the drawings before the end of next week.
By the way, the CDC Certificate we received has a condition that we must give at least 2 days’ notice in writing of the intention to commence works to the owner or occupier of each dwelling that is situated within 20M of the lot on which the works will be carried out. If you did similar conditions on your design approval, how did you go about obtaining your neighbours’ details? Would love to hear your experiences and thoughts!