Report a breach of building regulations

It's the responsibility of all designers, builders and building owners to make sure they comply with the requirements of building regulations and related legislation.

Report a breach of building regulations

You can make a report by calling us on 023 8028 5245 or emailing building.control@nfdc.gov.uk.

You must tell us:

  • when the work started
  • the address of the land or building
  • the approximate dimensions of any building works
  • names, addresses and telephone numbers of any owners, occupiers or builders involved.

What happens next

Once you've reported a possible breach of building regulations, we take the following steps:

  • we check the reported breach to find out if the incident is an enforcement issue, so it can be formally registered
  • we'll write to the owner of the property and arrange a site inspection if necessary
  • we'll carry out a site inspection if there's no response to our letter
  • we'll try to negotiate an acceptable solution, in many cases a regularisation application can be made
  • if this fails, we may consider taking formal legal action.

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