Building Control Regulations 1997
Procedure on receipt of application.
14. (1) On receipt of an application for a fire safety certificate, a building control authority shall—
( a) stamp the documents with the date of receipt, and
( b) consider whether the application complies with the requirements of article 13.
(2) Where a building control authority consider that an application for a Fire Safety Certificate complies with the requirements of article 13, they shall send to the applicant an acknowledgement stating the date of receipt of the application.
(3) Where a building control authority consider that an application for a fire safety certificate does not comply with article 13, they may, as they consider appropriate having regard to the extent of the failure to comply with the said article, by notice in writing—
( a) inform the applicant that the application is invalid and cannot be considered by the authority, or
( b) require the applicant to furnish such further plans, calculations, specifications or particulars, or such additional fee, as may be necessary to comply with the said article.
(4) Where a building control authority serve a notice in accordance with sub-article 3(a), they shall return to the applicant all the documents and the fee which accompanied the application.