This is a special type of application and is used only where works have been carried out but a Building Notice or a Full Plans application was not submitted.
Regularisation Certificates are a retrospective application and only suitable where paperwork was not submitted at the correct time. The Regularisation process can be expensive and a lengthy process. Issues with obtaining a Regularisation Certificate are:
- Charges are higher those for applications made at the right time
- You will almost certainly have to 'open up' works, which is expensive, causes damage to decoration and, at the very least, is highly inconvenient
- We cannot accept a Regularisation application for works carried out before November 1985 or for electrical work
- Even where the work is found to comply with the Building Regulations, it takes around a week to obtain a Regularisation Certificate
- Where problems are found, it can take considerably longer to fix. It is always more expensive to fix problems after the event than to avoid them in the first place.