PCCs are not just limited to new build homes, lenders are increasingly requesting them to raise finance on refurbishment projects, as was the case for this extension in Solihull
Our client was a respected local developer who decided to refurbish and extend a detached property in Monkspath, Solihull, to convert it into a four-bedroom family home.
After the initial planning permission was granted, the developer found that the proposed double-storey extension would have been prohibitively expensive, and decided to reconsider the project and adapt it to make a more efficient use of the land.
Planning permission was later submitted to Solihull council for a single-storey extension and complete refurbishment of the existing house and for a separate two-storey dwelling, similar in style to the neighbouring house.
In order to raise finance for the new build house, the developer approached a large national bank, who advised him that a Professional Consultants Certificate would be required in this instance due to the unusual nature of the project.
On this occasion, the client used our monitoring service, which included a comprehensive review of the necessary architectural/planning documentation, product specifications and utility paperwork, as well as five regular site visits throughout the build.
After the site visits and the documentation review, the project received its sign-off from our in-house expert to vouch for the quality of the build. With the Professional Consultants Certificate for the initial extension and refurbishment signed off by Lapworth Architects, the lender was able to release the funds for the developer’s next project directly next door.
If you’re looking for a PCC to raise finance on your property in Solihull or the West Midlands, you can get a quick quote by filling in the form below, or giving us a no-obligation call to discuss your needs on 01564 718010 today.