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Benchmark certificate - is it enough?
Discuss Benchmark certificate - is it enough? in the Gas Safe Register Forum - Public Forum at Plumbers Forums; Selling our house and our buyers solicitor have asked for the building regs compliance certificate for a boiler which was fitted in Nov 2005. I've only got the benchmark certificate ...
Selling our house and our buyers solicitor have asked for the building regs compliance certificate for a boiler which was fitted in Nov 2005. I've only got the benchmark certificate which the installer gave me when he fitted it. I contacted him and he said it was definitely registered with Corgi at the time, but for some reason I didn't get sent a building regs certifcate.
Can a certifcate be applied for - is it essential? It says on the front of the benchmark certificate that it can be accepted as evidence of compliance with building regs - but I guess that's not proof it was registered. Thanks for any advice.
go online to your local council, look at the planning approvals for your address.
if it was registered it will be on there, likely that it was not registered.
usually a home owner certificate would be enough to show the appliance is in a safe condition so as to satisfy the solicitor.
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I have had this before.A customer selling a house with an 8 month old boiler was told by solicitor she needed a gas compliance cert from building regs,when i queried it for her,i was told the installation hadnt been notified to gas safe by the installer so no building regs cert was given.Luckily the solicitor agreed that if i carried out a safety cert they would take that
Just pay for an indemnity policy which will cost you about £25. That way the buyer has a policy they can claim on should an issue ever arise. Happens all the time, just ask you solicitor to sort it for you.