This leaflet is one of a series produced by the Hertfordshire Building Control Technical Forum
It is not uncommon for building work to be undertaken without the Local Authority being notified, and without the relevant Building Regulation application having been deposited. This is usually discovered when the property is being sold. Works commenced without a Building Regulation application are termed unauthorised works. This leaflet provides guidance on how to apply for retrospective building regulation consent via the Regularisation procedure and what to do subsequently to resolve any difficulties. You may also need to seek Planning Permission. This is completely different legislation and is not covered in this leaflet. Please contact our Development Control Section if you are in doubt.