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Building (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 19: Certification of construction

61.Subsection (1) makes provision for the submission to a verifier of a certificate issued by an approved certifier of construction. This would certify that an element of construction, such as the plumbing or electrical work, complies with the appropriate building regulations. Subsection (2) defines the reference to building regulations for the purposes of subsection (1). The certificate would be submitted with a completion certificate and under subsection (3) the verifier is obliged to accept facts certified in the certificate from the approved certifier of construction. Subsection (5) defines the terms “certificate” and “construction” as they apply in this section. The latter definition is broader than the general definition of “construction” in section 56(1).

62.Subsection (4)creates an offence in relation to an approved certifier of construction who knowingly or recklessly issues a certificate of construction which contains a statement which is false or misleading in a particular.

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