Join the Partner Authority Scheme

What is the Partner Authority Scheme?

The Partner Authority Scheme is ran by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC). LBCP is part of the Partner Authority Scheme. The Scheme is shared by all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. You can choose to work with any local authority building control surveyor to undertake all pre-application and design work, regardless of the project's geographical location.

Who can join the scheme?

All types of organisations can join our partner authority scheme ranging from large corporate clients to small and medium-sized enterprises. They benefit hugely from having a dedicated building control surveyor who is able to answer their questions.

Your account manager will liaise with local authority building control colleagues at the project location to discuss site-specific issues such as drainage, contamination and liaison with the local fire service.

What are the benefits of being registered with LABC’s Partner Authority Scheme?

  • A single point of contact for all your building control work nationally
  • Competitive pricing on high volumes of repeat work or major developments
  • Site inspections from a local professional team with invaluable local contacts and knowledge
  • Simplified fees and invoicing arrangements
  • Electronic submissions and e-working
  • The use of LABC Partner logo on all of your marketing materials
  • Easy access to the planning department, the highways engineers and local fire service
  • In-depth expertise on structure, fire, acoustics, warranties, access, contamination, energy and sustainability from LABC specialists

Find out more about becoming a partner below. 

Last updated 22 April 2022