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Unauthorised works and the regularisation procedure
If work to your property has been carried out without an application for building regulations being submitted then the work is considered to be unauthorised work.
If work is carried out to your property and it has not been inspected by Building control, aside from the possible health and safety issues which could arise, the owner of the property could find they will face difficulty when they come to selling or re-mortgaging their property.
If the unauthorised work was carried out any time since 11th November 1985 then the owner can apply for a regularisation certificate. In essence this would be equivalent to submitting a retrospective application. Most importantly the regularisation certificate would mean that the building work carried out complies with the Building Regulations and that the property owner would be able to sell or re-mortgage their property without any difficulty.
1. The first step will be to submit a regularisation application form to us along with the relevant fee (click on the internal link on the right).
2. Then you will need to call us to arrange an inspection of the work carried out. Depending on the type of work that was carried out you may need to expose some of the work. For example if it is a chimney breast removal the supports will need to be exposed and if it is an extension then the foundations will need to be exposed.
3. Once the work has been inspected and the inspector can confirm it complies with building regulations then a regularisation certificate will be issued. This is similar to a completion certificate which are sometimes issued after the completion of authorised works.
Unauthorised works procedure
In some rare cases it may be possible for the Council to issue a letter confirming that no further enforcement action will be taken where it is not possible to expose the works that have been carried out to your property. This is especially if they were carried out a long time ago so this option can particularly relate to work that has been carried out prior to 1985.