What information should I request from the Approved Inspector when reverting a project to the local council?
You, or the person carrying out the work, should ask for any certificates obtained from the Approved Inspector and any information about inspections undertaken so far. The local authority will also need any building plans, structural calculations or photographs of the work in progress which may be available from your designer, agent or contractor.
However, while there is no legal obligation on the Approved Inspector to transfer information, they are being encouraged by CICAIR (Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register), the English and Welsh Governments and LABC to provide local authorities with as much information as possible, including site inspection records, plans etc.
LABC has offered its assistance to affected Approved Inspectors to ensure this transfer proceeds as smoothly as possible. Local authorities have no part in the Approved Inspector’s finances and the fees you have paid to them are out of their jurisdiction.