I am planning on doing some diy electrical work and upon looking at my local councils charges im shocked at how high this is and if its legal bearing the below in mind.
Monitoring of Electrical Safety Competent Person Self-Certification Schemes
Communities and Local Government
Para 4.5 pages 34 & 35
When electrical installation work is carried out by persons who are not qualified to complete the appropriate BS 7671 requirements for inspection, testing, verification and certification, the relevant local authority building control department must decide to what extent it will be necessary to inspect and test the electrical work in order to verify that the work is safe and complies with all the relevant requirements of Building Regulations. Building control bodies may choose to carry out the inspection and testing themselves, or they may engage a competent electrical contractor to carry out the verification work on their behalf. Building control bodies must carry out the necessary inspection and testing at their expense, not at the householders’ expense. In either of the cases mentioned, a BS 7671 Electrical Installation Certificate will not be issued (as these can only be issued by those carrying out the work). After verification of the work the building control body will issue a Building Regulations completion certificate.
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My council say it costs £113.40 for the building notice charge and they also say "For electrical work not carried out under a Competent Persons Scheme an additional charge of £410 plus VAT is applicable". Is this legal?
link to application form (states clearly £410 charge +vat) http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/NR/rdon...05V51112Domesticapplicationformfrom131112.pdf
Link to charges http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/NR/rdon...77301550/0/BuildingControlChargesDomestic.pdf