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Warranties available to Building Control Partnership customers

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Latent Gold

Latent Gold was launched in January 2000 and utilises the inspections of the Building Control Partnership and other Local Authority Building Control departments within LABC, to provide a structural guarantee underwritten by Allianz, one of Europes largest insurers.

To date, Latent Gold has protected almost £1bn worth of commercial property with interest continuing to rise. It is already the market leader for buildings valued below £10,000,000 and is an innovative and affordable product.

Latent Gold provides a very competitive 10 or 12 year building guarantee, specifically designed for new commercial property. It only requires inspections that are carried out under the Building Regulations by the Building Control Partnership surveyor. Latent Gold is underwritten by Allianz Global Risks.

For further details about the scheme please phone the Latent Gold Enquiry Line on 0845 0753530 or visit the Oval Group website

New dwellings

Local authority building control new home warranty

The LABC New Home Warranty scheme has been created in partnership between LABC, the representative body for Local Authority Building Control, and MD Insurance Services Limited (MDIS) the company that administers the scheme which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

The LABC New Home Warranty is a quality service offering specific competitive products for speculative residential housing, social housing and self build.

New consumer code announced for new homes

A new Consumer Code for Home Builders will become active for purchasers of new homes on or after 1 April 2010. It clarifies the responsibilities and actions required by developers and warranty providers to improve service and complaint resolution to customers of new homes.

The Consumer Code has been formed by agreement between NHBC and MD Insurance Services Ltd (trading as Premier Guarantee and LABC New Home Warranty). These organisations have agreed that builders and developers registered with them will adopt the Consumer Code.

Details of the enhancements to consumer protection are detailed on this website:


LABC new home warranty

This caters for speculative developers and builders covering conversions, new build and mixed-use developments. The product recognises and rewards quality projects with competitive premiums and market-leading terms. Service and support is fast and seamless because of MDIS’s experienced, dedicated customer service team.

LABC social housing warranty

A competitive tailored solution covering shared-ownership, rented or key worker accommodation projects. Quality is rewarded with the same advantages given to speculative developers. Cover can be provided for either a 10 or 12 year period.

LABC self build warranty

Designed specifically for individuals building their own homes - both new build and conversions – to provide peace of mind. Quality is rewarded through competitive premiums and excellent service based on MDIS’s extensive experience of self build projects.

How to get a quotation

Either telephone 0845 054 0505, e-mail or complete an application form from


Masterbond Warranty - domestic extensions

For further information contact them on 08000 965765 or view their website

It should be noted that defects warranties are available from other sources


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