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Insurance & Warranties

All Approved Inspectors must have insurance with the mandatory run-off cover from a scheme approved by the Secretary of State under Section 47(6) of the Building Act 1984 in order to serve an initial notice.

An Approved Inspector should include the name of the scheme providing the insurance cover in the agreement entered into with the Client for the provision of professional services.

From 6 April 2013, all Approved Inspectors are required to make their current Insurance Declaration available on the Register and ensure that these are kept up to date.

There are two approved schemes of insurance for Approved Inspectors:

Note: NHBC Building Control Services Ltd is insured by its parent, the National House-Building Council, under two schemes approved in 1985 and 1996 respectively.

Designated Warranty

There are six approved schemes for provision of warranties for new build homes in England and Wales.

Note: Zurich withdrew from this market in September 2009 and is only honouring existing cover.

Contact for the Approved Inspectors Register.


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