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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background

    1. EC Construction Products Directive

    2. Building standards system

  3. The Act - an Overview

    1. Part 1: Building Regulations

      1. Section 1: Building regulations

      2. Section 2: Continuing requirements

      3. Section 3: Relaxation of building regulations

      4. Section 4: Guidance documents for purposes of building regulations

      5. Section 5: Compliance with guidance documents

      6. Section 6: Building standards assessments

    2. Part 2: Approval of Construction Work Etc.

      1. Section 7: Verifiers and certifiers

      2. Section 8: Building warrants

      3. Section 9: Building warrants: grant and amendments

      4. Section 10: Building warrants: extension, alteration and conversion

      5. Section 11: Building warrants: certification of design

      6. Section 12: Building warrants: reference to Ministers

      7. Section 13: Building warrants: further provisions

      8. Section 14: Building warrants: limited life buildings

      9. Section 15: Building warrants: late applications

      10. Section 16: Applications and grants: offences

      11. Section 17: Completion certificates

      12. Section 18: Completion certificates: acceptance and rejection

      13. Section 19: Certification of construction

      14. Section 20: Completion certificates: offences

      15. Section 21: Occupation or use without completion certificates

      16. Section 22:  Imposition of continuing requirements by verifiers

      17. Section 23:  Discharge and variation of continuing requirements imposed by verifiers

      18. Section 24: Building standards registers

    3. Part 3: Compliance and Enforcement

      1. Section 25: Building regulations compliance

      2. Section 26: Continuing requirement enforcement notices

      3. Section 27: Building warrant enforcement notices

    4. Part 4: Defective and Dangerous Buildings

      1. Section 28: Defective buildings

      2. Section 29: Dangerous buildings

      3. Section 30: Dangerous buildings notices

    5. Part 5: General

      1. Section 31: Building Standards Advisory Committee

      2. Section 32: Exercise of local authority functions

      3. Section 33: Procedure regulations

      4. Section 34: Reports and information

      5. Section 35: Scheduled monuments, listed buildings

      6. Section 36: Forms

      7. Section 37: Service of notices

      8. Section 38: Fees and charges

      9. Section 39: Powers of entry, inspection and testing

      10. Section 40: Work required by notice: owner’s right of entry

      11. Section 41: Tests of materials

      12. Section 42:  Evacuation of buildings

      13. Section 43:  Unlawful occupation of evacuated buildings

      14. Section 44: Expenses

      15. Section 45: Compulsory purchase where owner cannot be found

      16. Section 46: Sale of materials from demolished buildings

      17. Section 47: Appeals

      18. Section 48: Penalties for offences

      19. Section 49: Offences by bodies corporate

      20. Section 50: Criminal liability of trustees

      21. Section 51: Civil liability

      22. Section 52: Inquiries

      23. Section 53: Crown application

      24. Section 54: Orders and regulations

      25. Section 55: Meaning of “building”

      26. Section 56: Interpretation

    6. Part 6: Supplementary

      1. Section 57: Ancillary provision

      2. Section 58: Modification of enactments

      3. Section 59: Commencement and short title

  4. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1 (introduced by section 1): Building regulations

    2. Schedule 2 (introduced by section 7): Verifiers and certifiers

    3. Schedule 3 (introduced by section 33): Procedure regulations: particular matters

    4. Schedule 4 (introduced by section 39): Powers of entry, inspection and testing: further provision

    5. Schedule 5 (introduced by section 42): Evacuation of buildings

    6. Schedule 6 (introduced by section 58): Modification of enactments

  5. Parliamentary History of Building (Scotland) Act 2003

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