Building standards enforcement and sanctions: consultation outcome report

Consultation outcome report on the strengthening of existing enforcement and sanctions provisions in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.

1. Introduction

This consultation outcome report sets out an overview of findings and a summary of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation entitled ‘Building Standards Enforcement and Sanctions’ (hereafter referred to as ‘the consultation’). In addition, it sets out the Scottish Government’s response to the consultation and a summary of next steps.

The consultation was open between 6 October 2023 and 22 January 2024. Of the 12 closed questions, 10 included an option to provide additional explanatory comments. The questions mostly centred on strengthening provisions in the Building (Scotland) Act 2003.

Respondents were invited to respond by post, via Citizen Space, or by email. The vast majority of responses were submitted via Citizen Space. The Scottish Government would like to thank all respondents for their contributions.



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