Guide Building control building notice application - commitments and responsibilities

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13. Completion

What we will do.

We will undertake a completion inspection and if reasonably satisfied that there are no outstanding conditions or contraventions and all relevant certificates and documentation is in order then we will issue a Completion certificate.

The Completion certificate is evidence, but not conclusive evidence that the building work complies with the Building regulations. 

The Completion certificate is a legal document, without which the applicant (owner) may have difficulty selling the property, gaining a mortgage on the property and in some cases this can affect building insurance cover and premiums.

What we will not do.

We will not send out a completion certificate until all outstanding fees have been paid.

What you will need to do (including a builder, architect or agent acting for you).

Building control must be notified within 5 days where works are to be Occupied or are Completed whichever occurs first.

Ensure timely payment of any supplemental charges.


As soon as possible.


Any extra charges incurred will be applied at this stage, if not before.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 15 October 2020