Didn't get building regs

Postby jane compton » Sun May 27, 2007 5:17 pm

We had an existing loft laid out as one very large bedroom which had been there since house built circa 1900. Last year we had it divided into 3 beds and a loo. it was done by a guy who does many true loft conversions and he did it to the same/right spec. However I thought cos it was an existing loft bedroom and was just a matter of redividing space (no old walls were changed) that we didn't need permission or inspections. Am I right? if not - what shall I do?

Thanks v much
jane compton
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun May 27, 2007 5:11 pm


Simply Build It

Postby bonejs » Mon May 28, 2007 11:04 pm

If you did not make a Building Regulations Application... You can apply "late" for a Regularisation Certificate.

Alas this costs 2.5% more than an early application. But with a regularisation certificate, you will be able to sell, mortgage or re-mortgage your property. Without a Building Regulation "completion Certificate or a "late" regularisation certifiate" you can do #known of these.

Your local Council will have the applicatrion form and a guidance note on the late procedure.

If you split up[ a loft space into more than one room then you need to show that the maens of escape is still adequate to all rooms.

John Bone
(Building Control Surveyor since 1974)

Posts: 3
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 10:58 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by


  • Related Topics