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Building Warrant Fee Increases from 1 July 2017

Building Warrant Fee Increases from 1 July 2017
30 June 2017


Scottish Ministers advised all local authority verifiers on 29 June 2017 that the planned changes to building warrant fees will apply from 1 July 2017. Consequently charges for all building warrant related applications received on or after 1 July 2017 will be calculated in accordance with the revised Fees table.

Changes include:

Increases to building warrant related fixed fees and incremental fee steps relating to the estimated value of the work.  Includes demolitions, conversions, work started or completed without a building warrant, and extending the duration of a building warrant.

Increases to discounts for providing a certificate from an approved certifier of design or approved certifier of construction. Discounts are fixed amounts for estimated values of work not exceeding £100,000 and percentages for estimated values of work exceeding £100,000.

Changes to allow the warrant fee to be discounted when the applicant advises in writing that they intend to submit a certificate of design after they have made their building warrant application and before the warrant is granted.

The revised Fee Table is available from the Building Standards pages of the website and should you require any further information or clarification regarding building warrant fees please do not hesitate to contact the Building Standards office, by telephoning 01856873535 extension 2729, or by email.