Divisional letter published 20 March 2008, about time limits for prosecution of breaches of the building regulations and BRE Certification
Time limits for prosecution of breaches of the building regulations and the change of ownership of BRE Certification Ltd
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This divisional letter accompanies Circular 03/2008 and announces the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/671) and amendments made to the Building Regulations 2000.
The regulations were made on 10 March and laid in Parliament on the 13 March 2007. These amendment regulations will come into force on 6 April 2008.
The principal amendment made by the amendment regulations is to introduce a new regulation 22A into the Building Regulations 2000 which increase the time limits for prosecution of breaches of the building regulations from 6 months to 2 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.
The amendment regulations also amend Sshedule 2A of the Building Regulations 2000 with effect from 6 April 2008 to reflect the change of ownership of the BRE Certification Limited Part P competent person self-certification scheme.