Tony Fitz

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Saturday 13th June 2015


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Tony Fitz

12:42 PM, 21st March 2016
About 4 years ago

I have got stuck with an illegal loft conversion?

I was in a similar situation and had a problem when trying to remortgage. The surveyor's report stated that copies of approvals should be submitted.

My solicitor advised me to purchase an indemnity policy which they had sought and obtained costing around £200. This was accepted for the remortgage and was a lifetime policy being transferrable to any new owners.

I understand that the planning and building control authority cannot usually require you to remove or to seek retrospective approval of the conversion once a period of 12 months has passed since completion. This link may help: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/responsibilities/buildingregulations/failure

Obviously, you should satisfy yourself that the conversion is safe from hazards and structurally sound.

I hope that this helps.... Read More