We’ve just been given the 1st of June by our solicitor for completion on our townhouses. When we started to look at the flights, car hire and accommodation etc it was going to more expensive than we initially thought to fly over due to short notice for the flights.
We have seen the first occupation licence which has been signed off.
We have also asked the agents we bought through to do a snagging list. I know a quick snagging run-through is not a survey but then neither would our visit be the equivalent of hiring a surveyor. Have any of you done this prior to completion?
In a month’s time when the utilties are connected we shall drive down and live in the properties alternately so they will be well road-tested by us then prior to hopefully renting them out.
Does this seem madness? Our rationale is 1) believing the building inspector would not sign something off which has been built incorrectly. 2) we have the equivalent of the NHBC, (10 year structural guarantee) if something was structurally wrong and 3) if we did visit and find a problem perhaps the developer would insist we sign or cause us to default on the contract if we didn’t, so we wouldn’t gain by our inspection anyway.
Thoughts would be appreciated. I’ll also post on the General forum.
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