Electronic communication of building control documents

Divisional letter published on 8 September 2008 about specified building control notices and documents given or served electronically.


Electronic Communication of Building Control Documents

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This divisional letter informs building control bodies about the provisions in the Statutory Instruments The Building (Electronic Communications) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/2334), and amendments made to:

  • the Building Act 1984
  • the Building Regulations 2000 (as amended)
  • the Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations (as amended)

The provisions will come into force on 1 October 2008.

The main change is the addition of a new section 94A to the Building Act which sets out the conditions under which the specified building control notices and documents may be given or served electronically.

Published 11 September 2008