If you wish to sell your house within 10 years of completion you will normally require either a structural warranty or a Professional Consultants Certificate.
Has visited the property to check its progress of construction, ensuring that it conforms with the drawings approved under building regulations and any drawings issued under the contract or specialist suppliers such as roof truss manufacturers.
Will remain liable to the first purchaser and their lender and subsequent purchasers and lenders for a period of 10 years from completion.
Has appropriate experience in the design and/or monitoring of the construction and conversion of residential buildings.
Will keep a certain level of professional indemnity insurance in force to cover their liabilities under the certificate.
The certificates must be signed by a consultant who belongs to one of the following professional bodies as either a member or higher:
At the inspections the inspector/surveyor will check what has been built against drawings or specifications which have been provided along with taking photos in order to record what they have seen.
If everything is as it should be a certificate for that stage will be issued.
If there are any issues at the time of inspection these will be fed back and will need to be resolved before a certificate is issued.
Once the property has been completed a final inspection will be carried out, normally following the final visit by Building Control or an Approved Inspector. Again if there are no issues then a final completion certificate will be issued or any issues will be fed back and will need to be resolved before the final certificate is issued.
It should be noted that it is the responsibility of the client to inform White & Eddy Ltd of when the next stage inspection is ready to be inspected. Missed inspections could result in areas having to be opened up to prove that works have been carried out and in extreme circumstances where this cannot be done it could mean that a final certificate will not be issued.
Further information on Professional Consultants Certificate can be found by visiting the UK Finance website here.
Residential new build
Professional Consultants Certificate