North Worcestershire Building Control – Supplementary Charges


If you are selling a property that has been extended or altered, you may need to provide evidence to prospective purchasers that any relevant building work has been inspected and approved by a Building Control Body. That evidence is in the form of a Building Regulations Completion / Final Certificate and / or an Approval or Initial Notice.

Legal entitlement to a Completion Certificate is subject to conditions. North Worcestershire Building Control only issues Completion Certificates to home owners or their appointed agents such as solicitors. In cases where the Council is not told that building work is completed, or the building is occupied without addressing outstanding Building Regulation matters, a certificate is not issued. Many home owners who undertake building works fail to request a Completion Certificate and their application is archived. A fee is payable to re-open archived building regulations applications for the purposes of issuing a Completion Certificate.

Other charges are payable where we are asked to withdraw a Building Regulations application and / or refund fees, or asked to re-direct invoices. Fees are payable in cleared funds before the release of any Completion Certificates or other actions listed below.

Archived Applications

DESCRIPTION CHARGE (inc VAT)
Process request to re-open archived building control file,
resolve case and issue completion certificate   
£ 49.00 administration fee
Each visit to site in connection with resolving archived
building control cases   
£ 64.00 per site visit

Withdrawn Applications

DESCRIPTION CHARGE (inc VAT)
Process request £ 49.00 administration fee
     with additional fees of...
Withdraw Building Notice or Regularisation application where no inspections have taken place    refund submitted fee less admin fee
Withdraw Building Notice or Regularisation application where inspections have taken place refund submitted fee less admin fee less £ 64.00 per site visit made
Withdrawn Full Plans application without plans being checked or any site inspections being made refund submitted fee less admin fee
Withdraw Full Plans application after plan check but before any inspections on site refund inspection fee (where paid up-front) less admin fee
Withdraw Full Plans application after plan check and after site inspections made refund any paid inspection fee less admin fee, less £ 64.00 per site inspection made

Re-Direct Inspection fees

DESCRIPTION                       CHARGE (inc VAT)
Process request to re-invoice inspection fee to new addressee £ 49.00 administration fee

  

Optional Consultancy Fees 

Please contact us