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How can you find out when house extensions or loft conversions were actually made?

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  • How can you find out when house extensions or loft conversions were actually made?

    Hi, I posted before but posting again as I am so worried about my house purchase. After paying for the survey and mortgage fees I just found out that the loft conversion has no building regs compliance certificate. The sellers say it was done 40 years ago so there are no docs, but how do I know they are telling the truth? How do I know it was not done 5 years ago for example? The surveyor cannot tell as there are so many cosmetic finishes.

    How can one find out when conversions or extensions for houses were actually made, do you just rely on the sellers words? In such case, should I ask them to provide this in writing - but would this document have any value if I decide to sell the house?

    I don't want to be paranoid but at the same time I don't want to risk not being able to sell the house in the future. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I can hardly sleep at night now and don't know what to do...I also need to vacate my rented flat in a few weeks...
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