Regularisation

Guidance notes

This form is to be filled in by the person who intends to carry out the building work or his or her agent.

Scope

This procedure can enable retrospective Building Regulation approval to be gained for any building work undertaken without approval on or after 11th November 1985.

Making an Application

An application is made by the submission of an application form relevant fee and, in most cases, a plan indicating both the un-authorised work and the additional building work required to secure compliance with relevant Building Regulations.

Plans/details will generally be required in the following circumstances, although this list should not be considered exhaustive:

  • Loft conversions
  • Extension
  • Garages
  • Underpinning
  • Structural work
  • Mezzanine Floors
  • When consultation with the Fire Brigade is considered prudent
  • When work has been built directly over or within 3m of a sewer in the ownership of Severn Trent Water Ltd

Inspections

Inspections are carried out by the Council to determine compliance with the Building Regulations that were in operation at the time of construction.

Inspections will only be undertaken once an application has been deposited.

Opening up of work

In most cases, you may be required to open up certain areas of construction in order to enable inspection of the un-authorised work.

Notification

Any contraventions and/or work required to gain compliance with relevant regulations will be identified and advised to you in writing.

It is your responsibility to carry out any additional work identified, if a Regularisation Certificate is required.

Regularisation Certificate

A Regularisation Certificate can only be issued when the Council is reasonably satisfied that all the un-authorised work complies with the relevant requirements.

Fees

TABLE A:

STANDARD CHARGES FOR THE CREATION OF, OR CONVERSION TO NEW HOUSING

When using similar house types we can reduce our charges, for details of this reduction or for charges for more than 5 dwellings please telephone: 01684 862223

Number of Properties
Regularisation Application Charge
1
746.00
2
1026.00
3
1306.00
4
1586.00
5
1772.00

TABLE B:

DOMESTIC EXTENSIONS TO A SINGLE BUILDING

Type of work
Regularisation Application Charge
Extension where the total floor area does not exceed 10 square metres
393.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 11 square metres but does not exceed 40 square metres
587.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 41 square metres but does not exceed 60 square metres
687.00
Extension where the total floor area is at least 61 square metres but does not exceed 200 square metres
902.00
Loft conversions
539.00
Erection of extension of a non-exempt single storey carport or garage not exceeding 100 square metres
393.00
Conversion of a Garage to a dwelliing or habitable rooms(s)
393.00
Window replacement
195.00

TABLE C:

ALL OTHER WORK - ALTERATION

Estimated Cost of work
Regularisation Application Charge
Estimated cost less than 5,000.00
256.00
Estimated cost between 5,001.00 and 15,000.00
373.00
Estimated cost between 15,001.00 and 25,000.00
513.00
Estimated cost between 25,001.00 and 35,000.00
606.00
Estimated cost between 35,001.00 and 50,000.00
792.00

Please note

If a Regularisation Certificate cannot be issued, eg if you choose not to carry out work identified as essential to satisfy relevant requirements, then some of the fee paid will be refunded to take into account administrative and inspection charges incurred.

Legal Action

Work carried out without Building Regulation approval can be subject to legal action by the Council.

This Regularisation Procedure does not preclude the instigation of legal action by the Council under Section 36 of The Building Act 1984, which may, in turn, lead to a requirement to rectify serious contraventions.

Generally, the Council will only pursue legal action when identified contraventions represent serious safety deficiencies and you choose not to carry out remedial work to rectify them.