A couple of questions are proving problematic, and I'd be grateful for advice.
Q: Are all exit doors fitted with a mortice deadlock of at least 5 levers conforming to BS3621?
- How would I know this? The keys have no BS number and the parts of the locks that are visible have no markings. They are 6-pin Euro locks (the key has drillings of various depths in the flat sides)
Q: Does your property have a professionally installed and maintained NSI/NACOSS approved alarm system?
- the house has an alarm system that I have no interest in keeping serviced (I don't know the service codes, for example), consequently it is non-functional; what is this NSI/NACOSS approval that seems so important, and how would I know if it had such approval?
The point is that I *could* dismantle a lock to check the BS standard, but why should I have to? Supposing I was one of those people that didn't know one end of a screwdriver from another, how does Joe Public deal with this sort of thing?
A question about the house construction raised a wry smile - it's rendered, and I have no idea what lies under the rendering, but is that an option on the drop-down list? No......
Another dismal thing - one question reasonably asks the distance to the nearest water course; it's about 150m away. But I'm 300 ft ASL, and could probably ride out the melting of the glaciers - but do they ask that?
Doh! What a burden insurance is! I gave up on the online form, but the queries might be of use to others with the same issues.