Can the loft conversion still be used as a bedroom?

Can the loft conversion still be used as a bedroom?

9:33 AM, 11th November 2020, About 2 years ago 11

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We are about to buy a 3-bedroom house plus a loft conversion completed over 16 years ago with no regulations. The owners did not do the loft conversion, and we think they are struggling to find any signed off building regulation documents. It has a proper staircase, door and two windows.

The mortgage is fine and has classed it as 3 bed plus a loft conversion, but my question is even if it is not signed off as a bedroom, can it still use it as a bedroom? My thoughts are, it’s our house we can use it how we want?

What about insurance purposes? We will still only be using 3 rooms as bedrooms and the box room downstairs as an office.

Many thanks

Isobel

 

 



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BENGREE LETTING

12:10 PM, 14th November 2020, About 2 years ago

I HAVE A LOFT CONVERSION COMPANY ALSO A LANDLORD.
YOU BUY THE PROPERTY AS 3 BED KNOWING ITS USE AS 4 BED
THE RETROSPECTIVE WORKS INVOLVED WILL REQUIRE RIPPING OUT EXISTING LININGS INSULATION UPGRADING JOISTS ETC ETC FIRE DOORS THROUGHT
SMOKE ALARMS STAIRS TO BE COMPLIANT, APART FROM THE BENIFIT OF BETTER INSULATION BEST LEAVE AS IS BECAUSE IF YOU SELL PEOPLE WILL SEE IT AS 4 BED

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