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The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984). They impose a set of minimum standards on people carrying out certain specified works in or about buildings. Their purpose is to ensure the health and safety of people in and around all types of buildings (ie domestic, commercial and industrial). They also provide for energy conservation and access to and use of buildings. The powers of local authorities (LAs) to enforce the Building Regulations is contained in BA 1984.
This Practice Note provides guidance on the enforcement of Building Regulations. See Practice Note: Obtaining building regulations approval for guidance on when and how Building Regulations approval is obtained.
This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For further information on the implications of leaving the EU for planning law and practice, see: Brexit—implications for planning law and practice—overview and Practice Note: Brexit—the implications for English and Welsh planning law and practice.
BA 1984, s 91(2) provides that it is the function of LAs to enforce the Building Regulations in its area. However, this general power is subject to exemptions, which provide that no enforcement can be taken by an LA in
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