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Old conservatory added in 2007 with no planning or building regs, what to put on form TA6/5

Weave
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edited 12 December 2023 at 3:28PM in House buying, renting & selling
Hi

My friend is selling their house and are completing the form TA6. Section 4.2 asks if a conservatory has been added and if so then provide planning and building regs certificate or state why none are available. 

Can we just state 'Permitted development/beyond enforcement' or something along those lines? It was done by Anglian Home Improvements and their paperwork states 'We are seeking all necessary approvals in accordance with good building practice' but there are no building regs or planning documents within the paperwork we have.

Thanks for any advice offered.

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  • Weave
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    Perfect, thanks @lincroft1710.
  • As said above, just be honest and say no documents are available.

    If the vendor doesn't have the documents, it doesn't mean they don't exist. Check the local council planning website for the address to see what comes up. You can also phone the local building control, they are generally very helpful. Don't mention any specifics, just say you are looking to buy a house and you want to know if any building regs exist for any work in the last 20 years. Ours has a website you can search (you have to register for a free account). 

    If the paperwork doesn't exist as in the installer didn't obtain it, the buyer will have to decide if its worth proceeding which if they have a decent solicitor, they will be told a 14 year old conservatory having no paperwork is not a reason to pull out, unless its connected to the house rather than separated by a proper external door. 
  • Emily_Joy
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    edited 13 December 2023 at 8:27AM
    In the case of the house we bought recently the conservatory addition around that time was also a breach of a restrictive covenant...
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