Self/Custom Build Housing

The Self Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 introduced new duties on local authorities to keep, and have regard to, registers of individuals and community groups seeking land for the purposes of self or custom housebuilding. From 1st April 2016 it is a requirement under the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 for local authorities to maintain a register of people and groups interested in building their own homes within an authority’s local area. This register will help determine the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding in Surrey Heath.

If you are interested in self or custom building in Surrey Heath, click on the link below to fill out a short questionnaire and add your details to the register. This will help enable the Council to assess the level of interest for self-build or custom-build homes in Surrey Heath.

Please be aware that the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Regulations 2016 require that to be eligible for entry to the register, you must be:

  • over the age of 18;
  • a British citizen, a national of an EEA State other than the United Kingdom, or a national of Switzerland;
  • seeking to build a property that will be inhabited as your sole or main residence.

Self and Custom Build Expression of Interest Questionnaire

Further information on self-build and custom-build housing can be found at