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Is it normal for the council to request written estimates of jobs that are going to be done to a house before completion?
Good morning, hope this post is okay... I am in the process of buying my council home, completion date was this comming Monday..but now apparently the council want written estimates of jobs we are planning to do to the house??...is this normal...

Cathleen Cyr

8th April 2022

Top Answer
NQ/housing association officer will you be leaseholder, freeholder or a service charge paying freeholder? Some conditions will apply to the way the homes look IE in keeping with the estate, replacement of windows etc May need further permission from them to do the work.

Marie Johnson

8th April 2022

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Q Mortgage Broker. If you have raised the extra funds on top of the mortgage to pay for the home improvements, then yes this is normal. I’ve just had this with a RTB client and they had to provide all written estimates to the solicitor to be approved by the council. They did and it was all OK. It shouldn’t have been brought up so late, my client’s were asked this at the beginning of the process.

Jerry Ragusano

8th April 2022

2 upvotes

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