My daughter is considering a house - it has extensions to 3 sides. I told
her she should at least get sight of the Certificate that shows compliance
with the current Building regulations.
She has asked the Estate Agent and they have said that the vendor's
solicitor will not release a copy unless they table a firm offer.
On Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:04:05 +0000, DerbyBorn wrote:
I wouldn't. The EA never even sees them.
The vendor fills in the property information form, including details of
any BR/PP-subject work, later in the whole process, and sends it plus
paperwork to their solicitor, who send it on to the buyer's solicitor.
On Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:58:57 +0000, DerbyBorn wrote:
Seems entirely fair not to be producing paperwork left, right and centre
before somebody's even offered on the place.
Her offer can always be withdrawn or reduced, right up until exchange of
contracts, which is WEEKS away, at the conclusion of all the legals -
during which BR and PP paperwork for the extensions will be required.
Assuming that the house is worth more than a second hand Renault Clio and
that the seller would like to sell the house and not fuck about then it
would it be too much trouble to supply for a copy of the BR and PP documents
to a buyer?
/Sounds like the seller is hiding something or not wanting to sell./q
Tell em to email copies or you'll just move right on.
Or if you like the house, retrospective Building Ctrl is possible - at the sellers expense before contracts exchange, of course...
For Building reg and planning permissions - probably no consequences.
Building regs - the LA has 2 years from completion in which to enforce
compliance with the reg.
Planning it's 4 years.
Though it's not clear without going back to look up further what
liability a new owner would have anyway.
The thing you do have to be careful of is listed building consent as
there is no time limit on which action can be taken over that. I don't
think a new owner could be liable for criminal prosecution, but they
certainly could be forced to take remedial action re works that were
done without consent.
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