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Monday July 22, 2019 Councils may have to ask people...

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...to rebuild extensions

Councils may have to ask people to rebuild newly erected extensions, lofts and basements because of crisis in building inspections arising out of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The disaster has led to private building inspectors being unable to obtain insurance, forcing them to hand over inspection of newly built homes and extensions to local council officials, then these officials may order the structures to be dismantled to be re-examined.

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s housing spokesman, said: “As councils pick up the pieces their priority is to ensure homeowners suffer minimal disruption to their building projects, while ensuring what work has been done to date complies with the building regulations."

 

So, if you are in the process of getting something built, it might be worth getting WC to inspect it rather than a private building inspector.