Additional Charges

Extra 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 the Building Control Body. That evidence is in the form of a Building Regulations Completion certificate (Final certificates in the case of Approved Inspectors).

Legal entitlement to a completion certificate is subject to conditions. In cases where the council is not told that building work is completed, or the building is occupied without addressing outstanding Building Regulations matters, a certificate is not issued. Despite the best efforts of the Council’s Building Control Surveyors, many home owners who undertake building works fail to obtain 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 refund fees. Fees are payable and funds cleared before the release of any authorised documents or other actions listed below.

Archived Applications                                             

DescriptionCharge (inc VAT at 20%)
Process request to re-open archived building control file, resolve case and issue completion certificate£58
Each visit to site in connection with resolving archived building control cases£55

Withdrawn Applications

DescriptionCharge (inc VAT at 20%)
Withdraw building notice application where no inspections have taken place

Refund fee less admin fee of £30    

Withdraw building notice application where  inspections have taken placeRefund fee less admin fee of £30 and less £55 per site visit made
Withdraw full plans application where no plan check has been carried out and no site inspections made              Refund fee less admin fee of £30
Withdraw full plans application after plan check but no site inspections have been carried out           Refund fee less admin fee of £30 and less plan check fee
Withdraw full plans application after plan check and site inspections have been carried out               Refund fee less admin fee of £30, less plan check fee and less £55 per site visit made

Copy Documents and Solicitors Requests

DescriptionCharge (inc VAT at 20%)
Process request to provide copy of completion Certificate or Approval notice£12
Provision of exemption letters£30