As the building control authority for higher-risk buildings, the Building Safety Regulator is issuing a timely reminder to the construction industry about the transitional arrangements for building control approval.

These transitional arrangements allow projects to stay under the current building control regime – and avoid transfer to the Building Safety Regulator (BSR). Doing this ensures that eligible projects stay under the old rules. Developers must take the required steps for their projects to qualify.

This means:

  • If your project had building control arrangements established before October 1st, 2023, and has made substantial progress before April 6th, 2024, it qualifies for transitional provisions.
  • Under these provisions, your project can continue to be regulated by your existing building control provider. This will require your building control provider to be appropriately registered with the BSR.
  • In order to benefit from this, it is essential that you give notice to the relevant local authority, indicating that your building work has progressed sufficiently. If your project involves an Approved Inspector (AI), ensure to provide a copy of this notice to your AI as well.
  • Failure to send this notice to the local authority will result in your project transferring to the BSR.
  • Projects must use a suitably Registered Building Inspector (RBI) to continue benefiting from the transitional arrangements.

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