16 February 2017
On 7 February 2017, Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee launched a call for written evidence as part of its scrutiny of building regulations in Scotland, and they have requested our thoughts and experiences of these regulations, particularly comments on issues such as the verification scheme and building warrant fees.
Organisations and individuals are invited to submit written evidence to the Committee setting out their views on whether the building regulations in Scotland are operating effectively.
It would be helpful if written submissions could address the following questions:
Should verification of building standards be extended to organisations other than local authorities?
Should procedural regulations specify a minimum requirement for the inspection of ongoing building works, to ensure compliance with building standards?
Should there be a statutory system to provide redress for new home buyers whose properties are subsequently found not to meet building standards requirements?
Are the current building warrant and associated fees set at the correct level?
Any other issues relating to the regulations which you wish to bring to the attention of the Committee?
If you do have any comments, please forward them to Graham Chalkley, Assistant Practice Director, on email@example.com by Wednesday 22 February 2016 in order that we can formulate an Institute response.
Even though this consultation applies to Building Regulations in Scotland only, we would welcome any comments that members from other Regions may have.