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15 May 2020

NI Environment Agency – Property Certificates and Discharge Consents

Members will be aware that the NI Environment Agency has not been processing new applications for Property Certificates and Discharge Consents over the past number of weeks.

Following representations by the Society to both the NIEA and the Regional Property Certificate Unit, we are pleased to advise that from Monday 18th May 2020 , NIEA will be resuming the processing of new applications for Property Certificates and Discharge Consents.

NIEA have advised that in relation to Property Certificates, there may be some limitations such as where the address details provided by the applicant are not specific but that they are working to address these problems and ensure they can provide the best possible service remotely.

NIEA have apologised for the interruption to the service advising that this was due to closure of their office and they have now been able to put in place the technology for staff to operate remotely.

NIEA advise that if there are issues relating to a particular consent they should be emailed to their queries inbox at;


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