Ann McCallum wrote:yes, to legalize my home. are you saying yours was free of charge?
If you are talking about the cost of legalising then it depends on what is wrong and when it became wrong. As an example, when I legalised my property it had the following problems:
1 One corner of the building was 10 cm too close to the boundary.
2 One side was 1 cm too close to the boundary.
3 The building was 9 sqm bigger than shown on the plans submitted for building permission, i.e. a boiler room and a second store room.
4 A tiled carport had been added without additional permission and it was also too close to the boundary.
5 Some concrete paths had been added without additional permission.
The total cost of legalising was around €1,000 penalty plus an engineers fee of around €1,000. That included a new topography of the land and the house made using GPS. I don't have any breakdown of the engineers fee but basically it covers doing the survey, making new plans and submitting everything to the legalisation process.
Changes made after October 2011 are much more expensive to legalise than changes made before that date. All mine were before that date.