Owners should be made aware that they will need to appoint the designer, builder and assigned certifier in accordance with the mandatory regime.

In addition, owners will need to be made aware of their obligation to notify the building control authority of any changes of ownership of the works or of the persons assigned as builder or as assigned certifier and to provide appropriate forms in respect of the new assignees.

Failure to do this, as well as being an offence in itself, could delay or inhibit inclusion of details of the final certificate on the statutory register.