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The role of verifier

The principal role of the verifier is to consider and make decisions on building warrant and other associated applications and to consider applications for Completion Certificate through the process of reasonable inquiry.

Scottish Ministers have appointed local authorities as sole verifiers for their own geographical area for a 6 year period ending in April 2017. Verifiers should be impartial and their working practices, transparent, competent and consistent in their activity and accountable for their actions.

In order to meet this requirement each verifier is required to comply with the requirement of a performance framework introduced in October 2012. The intention of the Performance Framework is to improve the quality of the verification service delivery as well as take forward the compliance with building regulations agenda to ensure consistency and predictability of verification activities.