Work done without a building warrant and expired warrants

How to apply for a confirmation of completion certificate or request a property inspection

If you start building operations without having obtained the required building warrant, you may be liable to a fine of up to £5000 plus an ongoing fine for every day you commit the offence.  Extra costs may be incurred to make available areas of work for inspection.  Not having a building warrant may affect your ability to sell your house or commercial property.

If you have carried out work without getting a warrant please apply for the relevant certificate or inspection service below.

Date work carried out or warrants expired

Work

Forms

Apply via/to

On or after 1 May 2005

 

Any work carried out without a building warrant

Application for Completion Certificate where no building warrant obtained

 

Apply via ebuilding standards

Work that does not require a warrant but should still comply with regulations

 

 

Application for Property Inspection Service

Download PDF below and submit to us with the correct fee

 

Building warrants that have expired Application to Extend Period of Validity of Building Warrant Apply via ebuilding standards

Between June 1964 and 30 April 2005

 

Minor building work to a house or flat without a building warrant - you may still want to have us check that the work is completed to a good standard. This may be important when you come to sell your property

 

Application for Property Inspection Service

Download PDF below and submit to us with the correct fee

 

You have a building warrant but not a certificate of completion (all works)

 

Application for Confirmation of Completion Certificate

 

Download PDF below and submit to us with the correct fee

 

Building work carried out before June 1964

If you had building work carried out before June 1964, we will not investigate this.

 

A Building Standards surveyor will contact you to arrange an inspection within 14 days. Once the work has been inspected you will receive a letter advising whether works will require further action.

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