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    hi all
    we have just found out that our 12 year old single story extention was never given a completion certificate and the builder no longer trades as he moved abroad, we have exchanged contracts and complete on the 20th of this month all inspections were done other than this,all its about is the floor and because we were not living in the house when this was done we have no idea how it was done and what i have been told from our council is that part of the floor would have to be opened up to find out,planning approval was granted and as i say all inspections were passed with no problems and the buyer has had a full structial survey done on the property , any ideas on what could happen here .
    thanks

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    I believe your purchaser can get insurance in case the council enforce, however my understanding is that after 4 years Building Regulations won't ask you to remove it. You can check with the local authority in that regard or ask your solicitor.

    Have your purchasers raised the matter, if not then there may not be a problem. You could merely be honest and tell them, see what happens. You should DYOR, your surveyor may be able to advise as well.

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    • #3
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      we only found out today and have imformed solicitor who will now let buyers solicitor know tomorrow so have no idea whats going to happen

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      • #4
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        I had a similar situation on a house I sold, I merely told the purchaser that I'd pay for the insurance, couple of hundred pounds I recall, and gave them an ultimatum. Buy or don't.

        Bearing in mind they have also spent a not insignficant sum up to this point, they are unlikely to want to pull out of the sale I'd say. Best of luck and wise to get good advice.

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        • #5
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          your probably right there ,its not cheap buying or selling,will keep you posted on how things work out.

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          • #6
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            we have exchanged contracts and complete on the 20th of this month
            Really as the buyers have exchanged it is too late and it is all academic - up to them to have raised the issue before they exchanged.
            RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
            As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.

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            • #7
              Re: no building regs

              Thats what i thought myself Richard but have had no reply as yet, will be interesting to find out what they say about it .
              Thanks for confirming what i had thought myself Barbara

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