Planning permission and building regulations Selling your property
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If you ever come to sell your house, copies of all documents relating to planning permission and building regulations will be requested as part of the legal process. You may also need this information for your Home Information Packs.
If you've made major changes to a property and can't produce the relevant paperwork, or haven't adhered to the building regulations, then a buyer may not even be able to get a mortgage to buy your property. So unless you keep this information safe, you may find it difficult to sell your home.
- Copies of all correspondence with the local authority (planning/building regulations) including before, during and after the works.
- Dates and summary of any telephone conversations.
- Dates and summary of all planning/building inspector visits (ask for any requests/comments in writing from an inspector/officer).
- Any certificates or guarantees for the work done.
For more advice see the Which? guide to house selling.