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Deborah Awyzio
Deborah Awyzio, Solicitor
Category: Australia Law
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (QUT), BIT (QUT), Family Law Accredited Specialist, over 12 years experience
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Logan city council have fined me twice and now want to

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logan city council have fined me twice and now want to inspect my property for unapproved building works!! I have a 2 story house that i have built in under they class it as converting a class 10a garage to a class 1 habitable rooms! I would like advise as the rooms are a storeroom and a tool/utilty shed and under the building code they are non habitable rooms!
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Customer: OK great, I just want the council get off my back its already cost me a small fortune in their fines and getting drawings/plans draughted thinking i'd be needing them!
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I've had 2 engineers come look at my place and i am a fabricational engineer my trade, both engineers stated that they can't just class them as habitable rooms with out having internal stairs or me admitting them to be so which i have not done!
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Australia Law
Expert:  Leon replied 11 months ago.

Good Evening

My name is ***** ***** I am a NSW Solicitor. Thank you for your question, and will do my best to assist you with your question. Please understand this is not legal advise Please understand this is not legal advise but a guide to assist you.

Have you constructed the building illegally and without approval?