did your solicitor investigate whether indemnity insurance was available for the lack of building regulations?
this would have been an easier option if it was available.
your solicitor should check your deeds to see if there is any covenant in them requiring consent for an extension
indemnity insurance is usually only an option if the local authority have not been contacted. Also it seems to be that the local authority can no longer take enforcement action against you due to the period that has expired since the extension was built. Nevertheless most mortgage companies will insist that all planning permissions and building regulations are in place when a house is bought
indemnity insurance would be a quicker option if it is available.
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