Indemnity insurance for new boiler and rewire of house

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Indemnity insurance for new boiler and rewire of house


    I am in the process of purchasing a house which has had a new boiler installed in 02/12 and complete rewire in 04/12. The vendor says the certificates are available for the works, however no warranties or guarantees are available.

    So should i insist on the vendor paying for an indemnity policy to cover these two items as usually there will be at least 1 years warranty on both if not more, which must be transferable.



    Far better to have the work checked.


      Indemnity insuarnce doesn't replace a guarantee - it only protects against enforcement action by the Council for non-compliance with the Building Regulations. No pay out if boiler blows up or if there is a fire due to faulty wiring.

      As a conveyancing solicitor I believe the information given in the post to be useful (provided it relates to property in England & Wales) but I accept no liability except to fee-paying clients.


        Thanks for your replies guys. So what are my options.


          As I said above, it is more important to know that the work was done properly than to rely on a guarantee. When buying a house a survey is recommended. The surveyor can arrange for the electrics and heating system to be tested.


          Latest Activity


          • Freehold purchasing costs
            by Anna1985
            Freehold Purchase Conveyancing costs:

            I had a number of quotes from £500 to £1500 + disimbursemtns and vat....
            What is the good price?

            There is all in place company and structure. Thanks
            02-12-2019, 17:18 PM
          • Reply to Freehold purchasing costs
            by Anna1985
            Hi, buying freehold with mortgage.
            All the same, but clearly some people value their more than others.

            I have freehold title , will check the plan thanks for advice
            09-12-2019, 16:40 PM
          • Reply to Freehold purchasing costs
            by Gordon999
            Have you checked the freehold title and site plan are correct ? Both items can be purchased for £3 each by credit card and downloaded from Land Registry Online ?

            Is your company buying the freehold title without mortgage ? What is the reason for such a large difference in price...
            08-12-2019, 11:12 AM
          • RFR deceased owner
            by cnatspell
            My dear old mum passed away last year leaving her flat to be sold as part of the estate. the flat was the top floor of three in the building and she owned the freehold (including garden, garage etc) as well as the lease on her flat. there was 50 odd years left on the lease. given that she was a landlord...
            02-12-2019, 19:54 PM
          • Reply to RFR deceased owner
            by ATC
            Go to a really good solicitor not some conveyancing bucketshop where your work will be handled by someone less than an expert. I think given that the executors are seized of both the freehold and a fifty year lease they can extend the leasehold interest by simple deed, transferring years to the lease...
            06-12-2019, 01:34 AM
          • Reply to RFR deceased owner
            by Gordon999
            If the leasehold flat has only 50 years unexpired remaining , it should be given a statutory 90 years lease extension before putting on the market for sale or the buyer cannot get a mortgage and seller cannot get the highest sale price.

            The sale is not by a resident landlord, its by the...
            02-12-2019, 21:31 PM
          • Reply to Highway rights
            by leaseholder64
            Being a public right of way doesn't mean that you don't own it. We are not even necessarily talking about adopted status here. Extinguishing a right of way is not the same as getting adverse possession. (In particular, blocking a public right of way is a criminal offence, whereas fencing off land...
            02-12-2019, 17:56 PM
          • Highway rights
            by Deckie
            We bought our house in 1998 and at that time there was a public pathway between our garden and the neighbour's which lead from the street to the canal running at the end of the garden. I learnt that when the houses were built in 1980 the plan was to build a bridge across the canal at the end of the...
            30-11-2019, 19:53 PM
          • Reply to Right to first refusal?
            by Anna1985
            Imho, as the owner was leaving in the property, and the lease reverted to the freehold there is probably no right of 1st refusal but it is all depends on the price
            02-12-2019, 16:50 PM
          • Right to first refusal?
            by Pocahontas

            Im not sure if I am in the right part of the forum.

            Im a leaseholder of a ground floor flat and the owner of the first floor flat has passed away. It’s going on the market for sale soon and I’ve told them I’m interested in purchasing it.

            the flat...
            08-10-2019, 08:21 AM