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Created On: 26 February 2010 09:19 PM
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 26 February 2010 09:19 PM
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simtan

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A work colleague today told me that this year, the council would introduce new changes relating to Part P notification. One of the main changes would be that not only would the electrician be fined if they failed to notify the LABC (not a member of a CPS), but that the home owner would also be fined. They are apparently looking a fine of between £1000 - £5000 for each person depending on the situation.



Does anybody know anything about this?
 27 February 2010 10:06 AM
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They've got to catch you first
I will be changing my CU soon and fitting a fan to the bathroom,and im not making any plans to notify BC

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 27 February 2010 10:46 AM
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There is a consultation document on the communities website for proposed changes to the Part P scheme.

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 27 February 2010 12:00 PM
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Paul1966

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Originally posted by: simtan
One of the main changes would be that not only would the electrician be fined if they failed to notify the LABC (not a member of a CPS), but that the home owner would also be fined.


Surely it's the owner's responsibility anyway?

Not that I intend ever to pay an extortionate amount of money for some tinpot little dictator from my local council to "approve" my own wiring in my own home.
 27 February 2010 02:33 PM
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They were supposed to have introduced fines for dogs fouling on the pavement but as yet I have never seen anyone prosecuted. At least in midlands area. Just more rules and fines and nobody to police them.
 27 February 2010 02:39 PM
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A couple of years ago, I went to a meeting where a chap on a podium stated that there would soon be instigated something called an 'administrative offense' .

I believe it related to non-notification of electrical work.

It appears to have reared its head again ?

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 27 February 2010 02:40 PM
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The option the prosecute and fine the installer or house/land owner or both has always been there nothing has changed and I am not aware of any changes to this for 2010, most problems can be solved without resorting to prosecutions anyway.

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 27 February 2010 08:37 PM
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Paul1966

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Originally posted by: rocknroll
most problems can be solved without resorting to prosecutions anyway.


Most of the problems could be resolved by scrapping all the petty rules and regulations that we don't actually need, along with the army of bureaucrats needed to write them and implement them.
 27 February 2010 08:50 PM
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Originally posted by: Paul1966

Originally posted by: rocknroll

most problems can be solved without resorting to prosecutions anyway.




Most of the problems could be resolved by scrapping all the petty rules and regulations that we don't actually need, along with the army of bureaucrats needed to write them and implement them.


AMEN to that!

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 27 February 2010 10:15 PM
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Angram

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What has changed enormously for 2010 is that LAs are going to need all the money they can get.
Fines are a very good earner.
I hope this is not going the same way as parking fines.

Pay your taxes, get fined for parking your van and fined for doing your job
even before you are paid.

I hope R&R prevails.
 28 February 2010 02:01 PM
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Cremeegg

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Fines are a good earner from fixed penalty notice type tickets.

I assume any prosecution under Building Regs will be through the local Magistrates Court where any fines go straight to the Crown never to be seen again. The local Councils have enough difficulty getting any costs awarded to them back from the Crown - they'll never see any fine income.
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