On occasions unauthorised works come to light when a property is due for sale. In such circumstances Building Standards may be requested to inspect a property with a view to issuing a Letter of Comfort.
Letters of Comfort are only available for works carried out between June 1964 and 1 May 2005. For works carried out after 1 May 2005 you must apply for a Certificate of Completion where no building warrant was obtained (LATCOM) and you should apply for this via the eBuilding Standards portal
A Letter of Comfort does not state that the works comply fully with the Building Regulations rather that the Local Authority has inspected the works and have no immediate concerns.
Further information on fees is available in the Letter of Comfort Guidance.
You can apply for a Letter of Comfort by completing the application form and returning it to us:
If following our inspection of the work we are unable to issue a Letter of Comfort we will write to advise of any remedial work that requires to be carried out. Once you have completed the remedial works a re-inspection application will require to be made and appropriate fee paid.