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Determinations

Where the local authority or approved inspector says that your plans do not comply with one or more of the requirements of the Building Regulations but you believe that they do, the Building Act 1984 provides a specific procedure for the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (for cases arising in England) or the Welsh Ministers (for cases arising in Wales) to resolve such matters for you. This is referred to as a determination.

What is a determination?

An overview, plus key points to consider if you are thinking of applying for a determination.

Can I apply for a determination?

You can apply for a determination where the local authority or approved inspector says that your plans do not comply with one or more of the requirements of the Building Regulations but you believe that they do.

How to apply for a determination

There is no model form on which to apply to the Secretary of State for a determination. Your application should be made in the form of a letter, with relevant enclosures as indicated here.

Determination procedures and timing

Read more about determinations and how they work.

Previous determinations

Details of determinations of compliance made by the Secretary of State in respect of a range of requirements.