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Last edited 04 Nov 2020
District surveyor is the title sometimes used for the head of a local authority's building control department. They will have overall responsibility for ensuring that developments within their local authority area satisfy the requirements of the building regulations. They may also have responsibilities for enforcement, unauthorised building works, potentially dangerous buildings, demolitions and temporary structures.
NB Verification that projects comply with the building regulations can now also be provided by a privately appointed approved inspector. The Building Act also allows individuals and organisations that are considered sufficiently competent, to join a competent persons scheme, and then to self-certify that their work has been carried out in compliance with the building regulations and to issue a certificate to the client. Their ability to self-certify is limited to those areas of the works in which they are considered sufficiently competent.
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