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Bedroom in roof, no building regs certificate - apparently historic

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  • Bedroom in roof, no building regs certificate - apparently historic

    I would be really grateful for any advice. We are in the process of purchasing a semi-detached property that is advertised as having 4 bedrooms - one of these bedrooms is in the roof/attic space. It has a proper staircase up to it and has a gable window in the side of the house. We have found out in the course of the conveyancing process that this bedroom in the roof space does not have any certificate of building regulations compliance. We have been told that either it was original to the house (the house is Victorian, from around 1900) or was converted long before building regulations came into play. We have no way to know this for certain, but our surveyor confirms that is it likely a historic room.

    Our main concern is whether this should be classed as a bedroom, given lack of any building regulations certificates - and whether we will definitely be able to market it as a 4 bedroom house when we come to sell it ourselves (assuming we buy it!).

    We also don't know whether it makes a difference how old the room is. If it is the case that it's a historic room/ an original Victorian second floor room, does this mean that it can be marketed as a bedroom without any reference to building regulations?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

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