Can I sell my house without a FENSA certificate?
Why do you need a FENSA Certificate? To put it bluntly, you cannot sell a property without one! Windows that have been replaced since 1st April 2002 must be supported by a FENSA certificate or a building regulations certificate, to show that they legally comply.
What is the difference between FENSA and Certass?
There is no difference between the two, except that FENSA has been around little longer and hence is better known but provided your installer can provide you with the certificate from either CERTASS or FENSA on completion, you can be assured either certificate will have same validity.
What does FENSA indemnity cover?
A FENSA certificate covers the REPLACEMENT of external windows, doors, roof windows and roof lights against the relevant Building Regulations in domestic properties on the original foot print of the property where the use or size of rooms have not been altered.
Can I fit windows without FENSA?
Anyone can fit windows, you don’t need to be Fensa registered, although that is what alot of people are led to believe. Being Fensa registerd simply means you can self certify your own work, if you aren’t registered you have to get the building officer to inspect and certify the work.
What is the alternative to FENSA?
Certass however are a not-for-profit scheme and are widely thought to be cheaper than FENSA in the long run.
Should the seller pay for indemnity insurance?
Sellers usually pay for the policy to salvage the sale. But if the seller refuses to pay, you’ll have to negotiate over who covers the cost.
What happens if no FENSA certificate?
If you don’t have a FENSA certificate you have two options available: 1. You can apply to your local authority for a ‘Retrospective Building Regulation Compliance Certificate’. You can take out double glazing building regulations indemnity insurance, as long as the work was completed more than a year ago.
Do I need a FENSA certificate if I have building regulations?
How important is a FENSA certificate?
A FENSA certificate is your assurance that the installer who fitted your windows or doors has complied with Building Regulations. It also means that your installation(s) will have been registered with the Local Council. These are legal requirements and proof of them is essential when selling your home.