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    • folkestonelisa
    • By folkestonelisa 7th Sep 17, 9:11 PM
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    Do I need electrical and cavity wall documentation
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    • 7th Sep 17, 9:11 PM
    Do I need electrical and cavity wall documentation 7th Sep 17 at 9:11 PM
    Hi, I'm very close to completion but I am awaiting these documents, electrical and cavity wall documentation, and it's proving difficult to get them from the seller as they were done in 2007. Do I need them ( first time buying a house and it's been a very very long process &#128557 or can I ask the solicitor to just forget about them?
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 7th Sep 17, 9:17 PM
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    It's up to you. The solicitor will follow your instructions.

    After ten years you probably won't have any remaining guarantee left with the cavity wall insulation, and the electrical installation should be inspected/tested every 10 years anyway. Even if you had the certificate for the work ten years ago it's no proof that it hasn't been altered since.

    Was the work notified to Building Control -- often you can check this online at the council website, or your solicitor will get a search done for you.

    After ten years it's astonishingly unlikely any enforcement action would be taken. You can ask the seller to provide an insurance indemnity policy, but they might refuse.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
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    • By folkestonelisa 7th Sep 17, 9:22 PM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. That's what I wondered. If it was worth holding up the exchange for, just want it over with now ��
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