Section 18: Completion certificates: acceptance and rejection
60.This section makes provision for the acceptance or rejection of completion certificates by a verifier. Subsection (2) requires a verifier to undertake reasonable inquiry before accepting a completion certificate. In particular cases, procedure regulations under section 33 may require a verifier to consult specified persons before accepting a certificate (subsection (3)). Under subsection (4) a verifier must send a copy of the completion certificate, whether accepted or rejected, to the local authority for registration in the building standards register (unless the verifier is the local authority – subsection (5)). This must be accompanied by the documentation set out in this section. The owner must also be informed of the acceptance or rejection of the certificate and of any continuing requirements imposed under section 22.