Decision details

Building Control financial settlement with Hertfordshire Building Control Ltd

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services, Portfolio Holder for Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The decision relates to a full and final settlement between Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire Building Control Ltd., in respect of payment for ‘work in progress’ (WIP) to cover the final processing of Building Control application cases received by DBC prior to the transfer of the service to HBC in December 2019. The decision also covers payment for IT data transfer work carried out by HBC.



To make a payment of £320,000 to Hertfordshire Building Control in respect of work in progress and IT work carried out. The Borough Council has a legal duty under the Building Act 1984 to progress applications made to it for consent under the Building Regulations. DBC transferred operational responsibility for determining building control applications to HBC on 16 December 2019. The payment covers a fair and reasonable settlement for the likely costs to HBC of dealing with DBC’s outstanding caseload of applications prior to the transfer date.


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 06/07/2020

Date of decision: 06/07/2020

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