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Building control

Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Allerdale Borough Council (21 000 203)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 19-May-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to carry out satisfactory checks and controls on an individual completing building works to the rear of his property. Mr X says the new building's wall collapsed causing damage to his garden wall. The Ombudsman discontinued our investigation of this complaint as there is insufficient evidence of fault, and further investigation of the Council would not achieve a worthwhile outcome for Mr X.

  • Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council (21 016 806)

    Statement Upheld Building control 13-Apr-2022

    Summary: We will not investigate this complaint about a Council Officer making rude remarks about the complainant. The Council has apologised for any possible inappropriate or indiscreet remarks made by the Officer. We consider this is an appropriate remedy and further investigation will not lead to a different outcome.

  • Telford & Wrekin Council (21 005 350)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 07-Apr-2022

    Summary: Mrs C and Ms D complained the Council failed to take enforcement action against a business whose operations were affecting their enjoyment of their home. We have not found fault with the Council's investigation of Mrs C and Ms D's concerns.

  • Canterbury City Council (21 012 062)

    Statement Upheld Building control 22-Mar-2022

    Summary: Mr X complains the Council completed a building control enforcement investigation into a neighbouring property without considering the evidence he had on the building works. There was fault by the Council because it did not consider information from Mr X. I recommend the Council reopens its enforcement investigation to take account of the information Mr X has.

  • West Northamptonshire Council (21 011 816)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 21-Mar-2022

    Summary: The investigation of this complaint about the decisions made by a building control officer is discontinued. This is because further investigation would not be able to resolve a dispute over the interpretation of building regulations.

  • Shropshire Council (21 006 323)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 25-Feb-2022

    Summary: Mrs B complains the Council failed to take effective action in response to her reports about alleged breaches of Building Regulations and planning control at a neighbouring development. Mrs B says additional capacity from the development has caused damage to an existing septic tank system. We have decided to end our investigation as the events happened too long ago and are civil matters between neighbours.

  • South Ribble Borough Council (20 010 167)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 27-Jan-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failed to properly monitor the quality of building works carried out at his property. The Council was not at fault.

  • London Borough of Bromley (20 013 206)

    Statement Not upheld Building control 19-Jan-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained the Council failure to address concerns about his neighbour's development. He said it did not comply with building regulations or its planning permission and created a potential risk of fire and water damage to his property. We do not find the Council was at fault because it considered Mr X's concerns but reached a different conclusion to him about the development's compliance with building regulations and planning permission.

  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (21 012 757)

    Statement Upheld Building control 19-Jan-2022

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council failed to consider the impact of her neighbour's extension on her home when it granted planning permission. The Council failed to keep a record of the reasons for its decision and publish this on its website. The Council has agreed to pay Ms X £100 and apologise for the unnecessary time and trouble caused. The Council should also take action to improve its services. We will not investigate this complaint as the Council has agreed to provide a remedy and there is nothing further we can achieve.

  • Peterborough City Council (20 013 095)

    Statement Upheld Building control 04-Jan-2022

    Summary: Mr B complained the Council had not taken enforcement action under its building control powers. He considers the development next to his home does not comply with the building regulations and has, and will, cause damage to his property. He considered the Council should take action to ensure the building complies with the regulations. There was fault which caused injustice