Legal support

The applicant owes a fee to the municipality for testing an environmental permit. The fees are usually determined on the basis of the amount of the construction sum (the legal basis). This basis is specified by the applicant and tested by the municipality, if the municipality is of the opinion that the basis of assessment does not match, it can be adjusted.

Legal support for municipalities

If the fee basis is specified too low, municipalities receive too few fees for the work. In many cases, the percentages are increased so that every applicant has to pay more fees. The applicants who state the fee basis "fairly" therefore determine for applicants who determine this basis too low. Checking the basis is therefore not only necessary to guarantee the correct income for municipalities, but also - perhaps precisely - to achieve a fair distribution of costs between the various applicants.

IGG supports municipalities in checking the legal basis and assists the municipality with legal support to guarantee the correct substantiation of the legal basis at the court.

Legal basis for your building application

An applicant must state the legal basis, but what is the basis for an application? This is generally determined on the basis of the construction costs in accordance with NEN 2699, now it appears that it is not entirely clear to the multiple applicants what amount is involved. Nor does the government application form create the necessary clarity in this. Land costs, additional costs, information costs, demolition costs and other costs are in many cases not part of the legal basis.

IGG supports applicants in determining the correct basis, or a corrective distribution of the total investment costs to the basis and other costs. You therefore do not pay too many fees. If necessary, IGG provides the correct legal support to substantiate the legal basis.

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Arno Vonk MRICS

Directeur / Senior bouw economisch adviseur

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John Koks

Senior bouw economisch adviseur / Projectcoach

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Mario van Veen

Bouw economisch adviseur / Projectleider

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Yuk Ling Chung

Bouw economisch adviseur

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Marc Hengstmangers

Directeur / Senior bouw economisch adviseur

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Hans Smit RKN

Register kostenmanager (RKN) / Projectcoach

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