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Declarations of completions

For all applications submitted after 1 October 2023 a Compliance Notice will be required at completion. 

This relates to all projects that are subject to a Building Regulations Application. 

The notice must be provided within 5 days of the completion of works. 

We will not be able to issue a completion certificate until all relevant parties have signed this.  

The Notice of Completion will require the following information about the client, principal contractor, and principal designer:  

  • the name 
  • address 
  • phone number 
  • (if available) email address  

A statement will be required from the applicant to say that the works have been completed. It will need to state that the work complies with all the applicable regulations to the best of their knowledge.  

A statement will also be required from both the principal contractor and principal designer (if applicable).

This will need to confirm they have fulfilled their duties under Part 2A (duty holders and competence).  The duties for this can be found The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 (  

For buildings subject to the Fire Safety Order, the client must submit the same notice, but within 5 days of occupation.  It must also state the following:  

  • the date when the building (or any part of it) is occupied; and  
  • a signed statement confirming that to the best of their knowledge, Regulation 38 and Part B of Schedule 1 are currently complied with for the parts of the building are to be occupied

Please note it is the client responsibility to appoint a Principal Contractor and Principal Designer for the project.  

Declaration of Compliance - Client (002) (Word doc) [49KB]

Declaration of Compliance - Principal Contrator (Word doc) [52KB]

Declaration of Compliance - Principal Designer (002) (Word doc) [52KB]

Declaration of Compliance At Occupation - Client (Word doc) [54KB]

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