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LABC Reversion Application
The Building Act 1984
The Building Regulations 2010
This application form is for LABC Reversion Applications only.
Please read the notes carefully before completing the form on pages 3 and 4.
A Reversion Application is intended to be used in respect of the Building Regulations 2010 where an Initial Notice
from a Corporate Approved Inspector has ceased to be in force and the application is to revert back to the Local Au-
A Reversion Application only applies to work commenced after November 1985.
Where a Local Authority receives a Reversion Application, they may require the applicant to take such reasonable steps, in-
cluding the laying open of the building work for inspection by the Authority, making tests and taking samples, as the Authority
thinks appropriate to ascertain that the work, if any, is required to secure that the relevant requirements are met. If an appli-
cant is unwilling to comply with any reasonable request they run the risk that the Local Authority will ne unable to judge
whether the work satisfies the applicable Regulations.
These notes are for general guidance only, particulars regarding the Reversion Application are contained in Regulation 21 of
the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended) and, in respect of fees the current fees/charges Regulations.
The Reversion Application is without prejudice to the powers of a Local Authority under Section 36 of the Building Act 1984 or
of any other statutory requirement or enactment affecting the building.
Please note it is the owner of the building and their builder‘s responsibility to comply with the Building Regulations. Persons
carrying out building work or making a change of use of a building are reminded that permission may also be required under
the Town and Country Planning Act, Highways Act, Housing Act,
Public Health Act, etc.
Initial information needed to be provided for the Reversion Application
You must submit the following information to Oxford City Council Building Control:
• A completed application form.
• A completed Form 7 for Cancellation of the originally submitted Initial Notice.
• Payment of the relevant fee.
• Details of all if the Approved Inspectors Information including: Plans Certificates, visits, inspections records, ac-
tions, and outcomes.
• A comprehensive technical information package for the works including: plans, sections, elevations, site plans,
specifications, mechanical and electrical information, energy calculations, air tests, sound tests, statutory consul-
tations, formal agreements, specialist engineers reports and calculations, third party warranties, and any com-
missioning certification etc.
Building Control will assess the information against the requirements of the Building Regulations, carry out any consultations
and communicate to you or your agent any areas that need addressing or where further information is required. Building Con-
trol will carry out the designated number of site inspections during the construction period. You are allowed to start work be-
fore your application is approved, but it is deemed that you are working at your own risk and works not in accordance with the
subsequent approved plans may require amending or
removing. Full plans will be approved, conditionally approved or rejected. Where a full plans application is withdrawn or re-
jected, no further charges are payable on re-submission of the application if it is the same proposed work. Once we have ap-
proved your plans you will receive an electronic approval notice.
Charges & Quotations
A fee will be calculated on submission of the Application based on the information supplied and any evidenced Approved In-
spector Inspection records, but this is without prejudice for Oxford City Council to levy additional charges based on our hourly
rate, should our time involved in the project exceed the standard fee applied at the time that the application was made. All of
Oxford City Building Control fees are based on a cost recovery basis.
All of our charges & quotations will cover the administration process, plan check (where the previous Approved Inspector has
not submitted a formal Plans Certificate to Oxford City Council for the previous Initial Notice), statutory consultations and the
site inspection process, and the issue of an electronic completion certificate.
Building Control, St Aldates Chambers, 109-113 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DS
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