We have found a house, got mortgage, appointed solicitor agreed purchase price and everything ready to go. Our solicitor kept pushing for us to sign but as we had not had a Home buyers survey done I refused to sign
Survey comes back everything ok but the guy asks me if we have seen the Building Regulations Completion Certificate for the 34m2 extension. I ask the solicitor who says no she did not find it in her searches. (These were done 3 weeks before our survey but she forgot to tell us )
I've done a bit more digging and found out that as he has knocked a bedroom thro to make a giant bathroom he should have had building regs involved in that as well as he fitted and moved sanitary hardware.
Now the solicitor is saying that the council will not ask for retrospective building regs as the extension has been standing for the past 20 years and I agree. However part of buying the house was that we were told that the foundations for the extension were built to take a second storey which sold us the property.
Our options it seems are to buy the property, hope the extension stays good which in all honesty it has for the past 20 years but if we decide to build upon it we would have to have the footings dug out to ensure if they are suitable and if not the whole lot would have to come down and be redone if we wanted to build a two storey building
We don't know if the bathroom floor has been reinforced to take the whirlpool bath but he says that everything has been inspected. The surveyor says it looks ok but unless you start ripping it apart you will not know.
What would you do considering we have already spent £1500 so far on mortgage, surveys? We are stuck between a rock and a hard place at the moment