The City of Edmonton compliance certificate services is first applied by the customer and then the City will perform a review of the property. A compliance certificate fees will also be required during the application.
Generally, a compliance certificate is required during a real estate purchase requested either by the buyer or the buyer’s legal representative. Most buyer will not finalize their purchase agreement until the compliance certificate is completed and the property is proven to conform to the City’s Bylaw and permit regulations.
Purpose of a Compliance Certificate
Basically, the compliance certificate is a formal response from the City of Edmonton that states any development on a property meets all regulation of the Zoning Bylaw such setbacks requirement, if there is any illegal encroachments, illegal construction without City of Edmonton permits and etc. This is important to the buyer so they won’t be liable for any illegal constructions or encroachments onto public property or other private property.
- seller should always request for a compliance certificate first before putting their property in the market inorder to avoid any surprises and loosing potential buyers during an offer
- always check if permits will be required prior to any small or major development on the property
- compliance certificate is to protect the buyer of the property
- compliance certificate reviews the overall status of the property for illegal construction or encroachment
- minimum 10 working days required for the City to complete the review
- a fee will be required for the compliance certificate request
- Owner of the property should always ensure their property is conformed to the City’s Bylaw
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