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Metro Building Surveying Pvt Ltd is a Victorian company of Private Building Surveyors and Inspectors providing a quality service in Building Permits, Building Inspections and Building Consultancy, covering all aspects of the Victorian Building Regulations and National Codes. Our company provides the complete Building Surveying service for all types of buildings ranging from minor backyard projects to large scale commercial/industrial developments, new housing estates and high density residential developments.


“To maintain an efficient and professional service, while most importantly, providing a practical, common sense approach”
Deregulated Building Permit Process – Private Building Surveyors

In 1994 the Victorian State Government initiated major changes to the Building Permit process by deregulating who could issue Building Permits. Registered Private Building Surveyors may now issue Building Permits, along with local Councils. This means that the Building Surveyor who issues a Building Permit becomes solely responsible for carrying out the functions of a Building Surveyor.This implies that the carrying out of Building Inspections, issuing of Occupancy Permits and enforcement of building work relating to the Permit may not necessarily be the responsibility of your local Council.

As a result of these changes, Builders, Drafts persons, Architects,Developers and Owners can approach either your local Council or a Private Building Surveyor for a Building Permit or advice. Under this legislation, it is the obligation of the Private Building Surveyor to lodge with Council copies of the Building Permit and all other documentation relevant to the Building Permit approval.

All Building Permits issued prior to lst July 1994 are the responsibility of the relevant Council. Permits issued on and from that date may have been issued by a Private Building Surveyor or the relevant Council.Always refer to the Building Permit to check who the Relevant Building Surveyor is.