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Professional Consultants Certificate/House Warranty

    A Professional Consultants Certificate (PCCs – formerly Architect’s Certificate) is a form that has been pre-approved by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) to certify that a consultant has monitored the construction of a property and that they will remain liable to the owner, and any lenders, for a period of six years from completion of the property. The property will be inspected during the course of construction or conversion with a minimum of five inspections taking place from :-

    • foundations,
    • drainage,
    • damp proof course,
    • first floor construction,
    • roof structure,
    • first fix,
    • completion

    The majority of mortgage lenders will insist upon a PCC or housing warranty for all newly built or newly converted dwellings. The certificates can only be provided by suitably qualified consultants, our Chartered Building Surveyor has over 18 years of experience of inspecting new properties and conversions throughout the South West region.

    We can provide Professional Consultant Certificate Services for new build and converted homes and in some instances are able to offer retrospective certificates. Our service is aimed at self-builders and small developers who do not meet the housing warranty providers’ eligibility criteria or would rather not deal with such providers. The certificates are backed by our Professional Indemnity insurance which currently offers £5 million cover.

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