Referring directions to fix to the VBA – Attention to detail is the key

Friday, 20 July 2018

A large proportion of directions to fix (DTF) referred to the VBA by relevant building surveyors are being found to be unenforceable.

Data gathered by the VBA shows that a range of issues, including simple oversights and poor administration and paperwork, are responsible for the high number of DTFs that have been closed for being unenforceable.

In the period from November 2017 to February 2018, 47 DTFs were referred to the VBA. 35 were deemed unenforceable for a range of reasons, while the remainder were still under assessment at that time.

Find out more about the requirements for DTFs by reading Practice Note 70-2016.

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