14:03 PM, 26th November 2018, About 3 years ago 13
4 years ago, we bought a first and second-floor maisonette with a huge loft bedroom, listed as a bedroom by the estate agent, referred to as a bedroom by the valuer, and not queried by our conveyancer.
I recently found out, though, that Building Control have no record of any loft work there. I asked Building Control, as we would like to put a bathroom in that area. The absence of any record could be, because the loft is an original space or a historic conversion. In any case, the work certainly wouldn’t be up to modern standards (e.g. insulation), though presumably is structurally sound.
Building Control tell me, if we put a bathroom in there, we would have to bring the whole loft up to modern standards, unless it is an original (which it could be).
My question is: should my solicitor have picked up on the absence of building regs during conveyancing?
And should the estate agent have listed the house as 2 bedrooms?
And do we need to get a surveyor round to certify whether the loft is an original, as well as a structural engineer to certify whether the floor could take a bathroom?
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