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  1. Hi folks, we're currently in the process of buying our second BTL and it's been highlighted by our solicitor that the converted loft (carpeted, plastered and with a roof window but no fixed staircase) does not have the necessary permissions (i.e. Building Control sign off). It wasn't sold as habitable space but we're being advised to have the vendor (an absent executor) get a letter of comfort from the LA; to indemnify us against any future associated costs for remedial work; or to "take a view" (which, in the context is likely to be proceeding at our own risk, renegotiating the price or
  2. Ladies and Gents, Any advice would be most helpful in addressing my dilemma, The flat I am buying does not have building control approval for the removal of 2 chimney breasts about 5 years ago. The solicitor's answer is to take out Indemnity insurance however this only covers legal costs of the building department if they ever required work to be done and it certainly does not confirm the works were carried out correctly. My question is this. am I opening myself up legally? Its an old victorian conv home built in a high flood risk area and with huh land subsid
  3. HI, I was hoping to get some advice. I am very close the exchange of contracts and my surveyor has picked up a discrepancy on the flat versus the plans. Basically the the Victorian home was converted into 3 flats about 10 years ago. there is building control approval for this however the plans for the approval show that 2 chimneys have been retained whilst the surveyor has pointed out they are in fact removed. The current owner says he has not done anything to the flat since he bought it just after they were converted into flats. My question is this, 1.
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