Hi, Newbie here to this forum so be gentle with me!
Long story short, back in '99 I applied for planning permission for a single storey rear exetension, replacement garage and storm porch. Approval was granted in 2000 and Building control made first visit to site in May. it was at this point that I had a run in with Thames water and had to redesign the foundations etc.
The next visit to site was in September and follows a fairly routine pattern with the last visit being 24th January 2001.
Fast foward to last Thursday and the house is finally being surveyed for a sale that has been pending since March & the surveyor asks for the completion certificate. No problem says I blissfully unaware that the final inspection has never taken place and we have no certificate.
The surveyor to his credit could see how irate I was and said not to worry and that 'normal' practice was to get a legal liability insurance policy.
So I did! However, because my buyer does not need a mortgage to purchase, it seems that such a policy would not provide adequate cover-any body heard of this before?
In the meantime I've tried to get somewhere with Building Control & they have been as helpful as a chocolate fireguard. Due to the time frame they are not interested in coming to complete the final inspection and have indicated that it is a matter for the individual inspector-since that inspector has left, I fear I'm up the creek!!
What are my options? Offer to pay for a final inspection? Go for an lndependant Inspector, get an appointment with the Head Honcho at local authority and see if common sense will prevail(some hope but you've got to try) I've even had a building Control Inspector from an independant firm have a word on my behalf thinking 'professional to professional' might help out & again we have the cholcolate fireguard level of helpfulness.
Any help much appreciated.