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Building regulations and longer time limits for prosecution: circular 03/2008

This Circular draws attention to the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/671) which were made on 10 March 2008. The provisions will…

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Circular 03/2008: Designation of certain provisions of the building regulations for breaches of which a longer time limit for prosecution applies

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This Circular draws attention to the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/671) which were made on 10 March 2008. The provisions will come into force on 6 April 2008.

The purpose and effect of the Regulations are to increase the time, from six months to two years, within which local authorities may bring prosecutions for breaches of certain specified climate change related building regulations provisions, including those set out in Part L of the Building Regulations.

A clause in the Housing and Regeneration Bill, which is currently being considered by Parliament, would extend the longer prosecution time limit to breaches of all building regulations provisions.

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