Getting your final sign off
Once work on site is complete or occupation takes place you must notify us within 5 days so that we can carry out a final inspection. If you don't contact us at this point, but approach us at a later date, we may be unable to issue your completion certificate.
We will make a final inspection before we certify the works fully comply with the regulations. It is best to do this whilst the builder is on site.
If your inspection is satisfactory and we have received full payment of your building control fee and been notified of any relevant competent person scheme work such as new electrics or a gas boiler we will issue a completion certificate.
Your completion certificate is important as it shows future purchasers, banks, building societies and solicitors that, as far as can be ascertained, your project complied with the Building Regulations so keep it in a safe place.
Legislation states that there is no time limit once work has started. However, we set our fees with the expectation that work will be carried out by a competent professional and completed within three years of your application being submitted.
If you stop work on your project for a period of more than three years, when you resume, we reserve the right to charge an admin fee. This fee will be our admin fee at the time you start work again. Our current fee is £154.50 inc VAT.