BSD Letter to Verifiers - Application of building regulations and change of use

The Building (Scotland) Act 2003 significantly altered the way changes of use or occupation had been dealt with previously under the Building (Scotland) Act 1959. Under the 2003 Act particular types of changes are specified in Schedule 2 which attract all the applicable standards. This approach differs to the 1959 Act approach where the focus was to apply those standards which attracted a more onerous requirement for the proposed use.