Section C: Submission of Evidence (following completion)
# A Self Build or Custom Build Mortgage is an approved mortgage arranged to purchase land and/or fund the cost of erecting a home
where the loan funds are paid to the owner/occupier in stages as the building works progress to completion.
* A Self Build or Custom Build Warranty is a warranty and Certificate of Approval issued by a Warranty provider which provides a 'latent
defects insurance' policy and which is accompanied by certified Stage Completion Certificates (SCC) issued to the owner/occupier of
3. You will need to provide a copy of one of the following items (also see notes below):
(a) An approved claim from HM Revenue and Customs under 'VAT431NB: VAT refunds for DIY housebuilders'
(b) Proof of a specialist Self Build or Custom Build Warranty* for your development
(c) Proof of an approved Self Build or Custom Build Mortgage# from a bank or building society for your development.
2. You will need to provide copies of two of the following items showing your name and the address of the property as proofs of
occupation of the home as sole or main residence:
(a) Utility Bill
(b) Bank Statement
(c) Local electoral roll registration
Important information on self build evidence requirements for Part 2 of Form 7 (Self Build Exemption Claim Form).
1. You will need to provide copies of all the following items:
(a) A compliance certificate for this development issued under either:
- regulation 17 (completion certificates) of the Building Regulations 2010 or
- section 51 of the Building Act 1984 (final certificates)
(b) Title deeds of the property to which this exemption relates (freehold or leasehold)
(c) Council Tax bill or certificate
Please note: The Charging Authority has the discretion, but is not required, to accept other forms of documentary evidence instead of any
of the items (a-c) above. This should be agreed in advance with the Charging Authority (at the point of making this Part 1 application for
the exemption or as soon as possible thereafter) but the Charging Authority may still consider utilising discretion at this Part 2 stage of the
Part 2 of Form 7 (Self Build Exemption Claim Form) needs to be submitted within six months of the date of the Compliance Certificate for
the self build development. Please note, in advance, the documentary evidence you will be required to provide along with that form as
failure to provide the necessary information will invalidate your exemption, and CIL will become payable:
I confirm that the details given are correct.
(1) That my claim for self build exemption will lapse where development commences prior to the Collecting Authority informing
me of its decision
(2a) (if my CIL Liability Notice or revised CIL Liability Notice was issued prior to 1 September 2019)
That my claim for exemption will lapse if I fail to provide the Collecting Authority with a Commencement Notice prior to
commencement of the chargeable development to which this exemption applies; OR
(2b) (if my CIL Liability Notice or revised CIL Liability Notice was issued on or after 1 September 2019)
That a surcharge equal to 20% of the notional chargeable amount or £2,500, whichever is the lower amount, will be payable
if I fail to provide the Collecting Authority with a Commencement Notice prior to commencement of the chargeable
development to which this exemption applies
(4) The meaning of a `disqualifying event' for CIL self build exemption and that where a disqualifying event occurs before or
after commencement of development I must inform the collecting authority within 14 days.
Name - Claimant:
It is an offence for a person to knowingly or recklessly supply information which is false or misleading in a material respect to a collecting
or charging authority in response to a requirement under the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations (2010) as amended (regulation
110, SI 2010/948). A person guilty of an offence under this regulation may face unlimited fines, two years imprisonment, or both.
On receipt of this application the collecting authority will make a decision on your claim as soon as practicable and inform the amount of
CIL relief granted in writing. You must then submit a commencement notice to the collecting authority prior to starting on site.
Failure to do so will either result in the CIL charge becoming payable in full and a surcharge potentially being applied (if your Liability Notice or
revised Liability was issued prior to 1 September 2019), or a surcharge being applied (if your Liability Notice or revised Liability Notice was issued
on or after 1 September 2019).
(3) That I will lose any exemption granted as a result of this application, and be liable for the full CIL charge, if I do not complete
and provide Part 2 of Form 7 (Self Build Exemption Claim Form), along with the requested supporting information, to the
Collecting Authority within six months of the Compliance Certificate being issued.
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