From October 2023, developers of high-rise buildings will no longer be able to choose whether they want to use local authority building control or a privately approved inspector as their building control body. The Building Safety Regulator will automatically be the building control authority for all high-rise buildings.
Competence assessment is part of the pathway for building control professionals to become registered building inspectors. The register will open in October 2023, with registration mandatory from April 2024, when Building Control will officially become a regulated profession.
From that date (April 2024), individual building control professionals, working for both the private sector and local authorities, will need to have passed an independent competence assessment to operate, and they will be required to be registered on the Building Safety Regulator’s register of building inspectors.