How an extension can void your newbuild warranty

A street view of newbuild homes in Cotchett Village near Derby
It's wise to research how an extension can affect your policies (Image credit: Google Street View)

If you are planning on carried out building work on a newbuild property that still has an active warranty — it is prudent to first check the work won't invalidate it.

The issue of how building an extension can potentially void home insurance has been highlighted after a villager unfurled a banner over his newbuild home after a dispute between him and the developer.

Sam Webb

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