Purpose of a Property Certificate

Why do you need a Regional Property Certificate

If you are buying a property it is essential that you are fully aware of what you are purchasing, including any responsibilities and costs that go with it. Property Certificates help to identify if there are any statutory provisions affecting the property and if any legal action has been taken or is pending by the council or other government bodies.

A Regional Property Certificate provides information on:

  • the planning history of the property
  • confirms if the road adjoining the property is maintained by DFI Roads or is private and if there are any road works proposed which may affect the property
  • confirms if a public water main serves the property
  • confirms that the sewers are either maintained by NI Water or the property is served by a septic tank and that the necessary statutory consent for this is in place

The details provided on the certificate are based on the information available to the authorities at the time of the enquiry.

Information relating to planning applications submitted before 1973 will not appear on the certificate.