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Non-traditional houses that require a PRC repair certificate

As a result of a shortage of building materials after WW2, banks, building societies and mortgage lenders require evidence from suitably qualified professional such as ourselves to provide a PRC repair certificate to allow the sale to proceed.

PRC (Prefabricated reinforced concrete) houses fall more or less within the more general category of non-traditional housing. This means anything that is not a conventional brick/timber frame structure and includes steel frame, cast in-situ concrete and PRC construction. Steel frame and cast in-situ concrete are not too problematical.

However there are issues with them and a buyer would be well advised to have a specialist building survey when buying one, as PRC houses are more tricky and many lenders will not grant mortgages on them. This is why they tend to be a lot cheaper.


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