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The Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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14.—(1) In this regulation—

“Relevant requirements of building regulations” means these regulations and the Building (Prescribed Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1).

(2) Where in relation to any building work carried out in relation to a building—

(a)the relevant requirements of regulation 9 have been satisfied; and

(b)the district council has been able to ascertain after taking all reasonable steps in that behalf, that relevant requirements of building regulations have been satisfied,

the district council shall issue a certificate (in this regulation referred to as a ‘completion certificate’) specifying the requirements so satisfied.

(3) Without prejudice to paragraph (2), a district council may issue a completion certificate in such other circumstances as it thinks fit and proper.

(4) Any person having an interest to do so may apply for a completion certificate.

(5) A completion certificate issued in accordance with this regulation shall be evidence (but not conclusive evidence) that the relevant requirements specified in the certificate have been complied with.

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