A form no. 4 is the penultimate confirmation in the process of building a new structure when the last form is form no. 5- the completion certificate.
Once the construction was completed the individual who holds a building permit will submit an application to receive a form no. 4, which is a form that confirms that the structure can be connected to the electricity, water, gas and communication systems and it can be occupied. Once you address the municipality to receive an application for a form no. 4 you will receive in addition to the application and the ancillary forms a to-do list with which you will begin the process of the examination of the structure by the various departments of the municipality and by external factors in order to connect it to the infrastructures. The forms will contain the original signatures of the applicant and of the architect, contractor, engineer and measures of the structure throughout all the stages of its construction.
Who is responsible for Issuing a Form no. 4?
That is an excellent question!. It must be made clear that the one who is applying for the permit or the owner of the land is responsible for receiving a form no. 4, and if it is a larger building then the contractor or entrepreneur is responsible for that. Because of the many requirements that municipalities request, the complexity of the process, and the danger that you will be late in occupying the structure, many entrepreneurs have wised-up during the years and hired an office that advances the licensing, which is familiar with the planning institutions and with all their requirements. It is important to document all the documents that are related to the construction plans, to keep the receipts as to the disposal of the waste in an environmentally approved site, as well as the receipts of the suppliers that mention the address of the supply, and the work documents and certificates of all the professionals.
We are here to assist you in all the steps until the issuance of a form no. 4, so that the building will be connected to the infrastructures, and it can be occupied as soon as possible.
In the case of a residential building, even if the application of a form no. 4 is dealt by the contractor or entrepreneur, in order to prevent any delay in receiving the form no. 4 and occupying the building, the purchasers of the apartments need to closely follow how the construction is actually done, to assure that the construction is done in accordance with the building permit, and that the process of handling the to-do list is being taken care of.
Can you save money? Do I need a professional office?
You most definitely can!. Do not skimp when it comes to an office that advances the construction licensing. Such an office can identify the obstacles in the way to receive a form no. 4, it can remove these obstacles, and by doing so prevent many delays. The process of receiving a form no. 4 is a very complicated one, and in many cases the lack of knowledge and unacquaintance with all that pertains to it may significantly delay the procedures and cause you damages and a large loss of money.
The process if filled with meticulous examinations, in which attention needs to be given to the smallest details. If the construction will not match the building permit that was issued, then the municipality will delay the issuance of a form no. 4 and the process will be halted until a modification plan that settles all the building excesses that were found will be submitted.
In cases that defects, which prevent the receipt of a form no. 4, were found you need to consult with an office that advances construction licensing, which understands this process, in order to understand what the defects you are dealing with are and what is the shortest and quickest way to repair them. Sometimes the defects derive from the construction process itself, and in such a case you are in a serious problem, because you can submit a modification plan and request of the contractor to repair the defects by himself in accordance with the building permit and requirements, but this will take too much time. Remember that the contractor is only obliged to build in accordance with the relevant building permit and regulations. In most cases the ones who are responsible for the construction will know throughout its conduction whether there will be defects or building excesses. It is common that a certain form or approval will be missing during the application process, and their provision will not take long, all you need is to know is whom to address.
Who provides the form no. 4?
A form no. 4 officially determines the date in which the construction was completed, which is the date when the building is connected to its systems and it can from every required aspect be occupied by its tenants.
The approval for issuing this form is given by the engineer of the local authority after the to-do list was completed, the various forms were filed, the habitability of the structure was examined by all the relevant officials, and a final confirmation of the supervisor of the construction in the municipality that the building can be connected to the infrastructures of electricity, water, phones and cables and it can be occupied in accordance with every aspect was given.
Once the process was completed and after you will oblige to the issuance a form no. 5 – a completion certificate- within a year you will receive a form no. 4, which will be signed by an engineer and the chairman of the local committee for planning and construction.
You will submit this form to the electric company, to the water corporation and to the cables and gas companies, as well as to the thrilled tenants that waited anxiously to the day in which their apartment will be given to them.
When are you not required to get a form no. 4?
It must be made clear: in cases that you purchase an asset for an investment, and you renovate it, you are not obliged to get a form no. 4. This occupation form is only relevant for structures (apartments/ detached houses) that were never connected to systems and infrastructures. However, under special circumstances the renovation will require a permit that in its course you will deposit a bank guaranty as an assurance that you will build in accordance with the building permit. Once the construction is completed you will have to undergo a process of releasing the guaranty, which is a shorter process than the process regarding form no. 4 even though the requirements are quite similar.
As entrepreneurs and contractors you are fulfilling the dream of young families and other purchasers to own a place of their own to live in. But before you hand them the key and wish them “good luck” you need to assure that the structure was built in accordance with the permit and regulations, and that it is safe and habitable. The liability, which lies on your shoulders, is heavy but you are not alone.
Our office will be happy to accompany you throughout this path of getting a form no. 4 for the project. Our office, which is an experienced office in this process can identify the obstacles along the entire way of receiving the form, and it can remove them and by doing so prevent many delays in the occupation.
A Form no. 4 – What else is important to know?
Getting a form no. 4 is mandatory because without it you cannot connect the systems of the building and occupy it.
An occupation without a form no. 4 is a criminal offense!.
Why choose us?
The office of “Gil Klinger Project Initiation” is an office that specializes in the process of submitting applications for building permits, in getting a form no. 4 and completion certificates. After 20 years of experience in getting hundreds of form no. 4 and an acquaintance with the relevant planning institutions and licensing officials, we have succeeded in profoundly familiarizing ourselves with all the parameters that surround this complicated process, which gives us and you a significant advantage, that way we can assist you in whatever is required.
Our office works in full transparency throughout all the stages of the process, as well as discretely and with an orientation towards maximumly shortening the timetables while providing a top-rate service to our clients.
You mustn’t try it by yourselves!!!.
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