Article 20C sets out the requirements for an regularisation certificate where a building has been commenced or completed without a FSC where such certificate is required, or the submission of a 7 Day Notice. An application submitted for a regularisation certificate must be in accordance with the requirements of Article 20C (2) of the regulations.
Any application for a regularisation certificate must be accompanied with a statutory declaration. This declaration states that the works comply with part B of the Building Regulations. It also requires the applicant to agree to an inspection by the Building Control Authority and to carry out any additional works required by the Authority.
An application for a regularisation certificate should be considered by the Building Control Authority and a decision made thereon and notified to the applicant in accordance with the requirements of Article 20C(3 ) to 20C (9) of the regulations.
An inspection of the building by an authorised person from the Building Control Authority is required before a decision is made on the application. A regularisation certificate may be granted by the Building Control Authority with or without conditions, or refused.
A regularisation certificate granted under the Regulations will certify that in the opinion of the Authority the works as constructed in accordance with the documentation submitted comply with the requirements of Part B of the second schedule to the Building Regulations 1997 to 2008. It will also state that in considering the application, no assessment has been made as to whether the works or building will comply or is in compliance, as appropriate, with the other requirements of the second schedule to the Building Regulations 1997 to 2008.
The regularisation certificate will not have effect unless any conditions (including conditions regarding the carrying out of additional works) required by the Authority are carried out within a period of 4 months from the grant of the certificate.
Revised fire safety certificate
Article 20 B provides for a Revised fire safety certificate (FSC) in respect of works where-
(i) An application for a FSC is made before grant of planning permission, if required by the subsequent permission, or
(ii) Where significant revision is made to the design or works of a building for which a FSC has already been granted
An application submitted for a revised FSC must be in accordance with the requirements of article 20B (3) of the regulations. The application should be considered and a decision made thereon and notified to the applicant in accordance with the requirements of Article 20B (4) to Article 20B (8) of the regulations
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