Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Building Warranty?
- A Building Warranty is an insurance product which pays for the cost of rectifying defects to the building which are covered under the policy.
- A building warranty is also referred to as a Latent Defects Policy.
How long does a warranty last?
- 10 years from Building Regulation Completion Certificate, but some Commercial policies may be 12 years.
Why should I buy a warranty?
- Most Mortgage Lenders in the UK will require a Structural Warranty to be in place before they lend money to either purchase a property (that is under 10 years old) or to refinance an existing loan.
- A warranty adds value and saleability to property assets by reducing the uncertainty of costs if there are structural problems during the warranty period.
- Peace of mind.
How do I obtain a 10 year warranty?
We use a very simple 8 step application process
- Initial enquiry
- Written indications and then completion of warranty providers proposal form
- Written quotation(s) for 10-Year Warranty
- Payment of all survey fees/premium
- Structural Survey/Technical Audit(s)
- Confirmation of terms of warranty and advice of any remedial works
- Payment of balance premium
- Policy implementation
How long will it take to get a warranty?
This will vary depending on your particular project. As a guide:
For New Housing
- The property(s) are monitored throughout the build process and the warranty is available at practical completion.
For Completed Housing
- On average 15 working days from initial enquiry to implementation of the policy.
Mortgage Lender Requirement?
- All the mainstream mortgage lenders require a structural warranty to be available when a property is sold at less than 10 years old.