If you are a company that is registered with one of the schemes you are responsible for the Inspection and Testing of all work carried out, the certification of the relevant work and ensuring that the work is to the appropriate standards, where necessary, notifying the Local Building Control Office. Failure to comply could result in a fine of £5000 for each offence and an additional fine of £50 per day until the work is corrected. In addition to this, the relevant company is likely to be removed from the Part P scheme.

For the DIY'er, or an Electrician that is not registered with a scheme, you must, if required by the nature of the work (See 'What is Notifiable'), notify the Local Building Control Office for the area the property is situated BEFORE the work commences. Failure to do this will, if found out, result in fines as per the paragraph above.

So you think you won't get found out?
Although some Electricians and Diy'ers may think that the local authority will not know that work subject to Part P is being carried out, there are a number of ways in which they and others are likely to find out either during or after completion of the work, such as:


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