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Looking up what's been done to a house

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by DIYedboy, 26 Oct 2018.

  1. DIYedboy

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    Hi gang, I went to see a house that had had every internal wall knocked out downstairs (all looked great). So I looked up the house on it's building control search site, no entries except for the replacement windows.
    So I think 'the dodgy buggers haven't done it the correct way', but then I think 'perhaps they've used a private BCO which may not get put into the regs database??

    No good buying a house if it don't have the correct tickets!!............whatdya think?
     
  2. JP_

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    tell the estate agent that you loved the house but wish to get confirmation that the building work was signed off by building control. If there is no reply, it probably means no tickets!
     
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  5. DIYedboy

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    Surveyor's are a total waste of money Wood, they spend more time writing all their get out clauses there's no room left on their report for any worthwhile facts.
    I suppose my real question is, do private BCo's send in a report to the council, so the council add it to their database just like the council BCO's do.

    If they don't, there is no evidence that the work has been 'passed' and therefore the house becomes a liability when the owner tries to sell the thing because the purchaser's solicitor will want evidence of work carried out ( no tickets = no sale)
     
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