One of the most important documents issued by Building Control is the Completion Certificate. This is the final stage in the application procedure, completing the process.
Building Control Surveyors carry out on-site inspections at various stages of construction. On satisfactory completion of the works, a Completion Certificate is issued. This Certificate gives the date of the final inspection carried out and states that, as far as can be reasonably ascertained, the work carried out conforms to the Building Regulations.
As the final part of the process, a Completion Certificate is forwarded to the applicant and all interested parties following a satisfactory final inspection. Further copies may be issued on request which may be subject to a charge.
The importance of a Completion Certificate cannot be over-emphasised. It verifies that a property complies with legal guidelines and has been subject to Building Regulations inspections carried out by independent and impartial professionals. For this reason it reassures all those with interests in the conveyancing process such as house owners, solicitors, banks, building societies and purchasers.