Housing: Standards

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that all newly built homes comply with building regulations.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Responsibility for compliance with the building regulations rests with those building new homes. All new homes are subject to supervision by a building control body, which can be a local authority or approved inspector. Building control bodies must take all reasonable steps to ascertain if the building work complies with the relevant requirements of the building regulations and not give a compliance certificate until satisfied that the requirements have been met.

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