“So What is a Professional Consultants Certificate (PCC)?”

What was once generally known as an Architect’s Certificate for newly built or converted property is now known as the industry standard:

Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) Professional Consultants Certificate (PCC).

Lenders will only lend against a newly built (or recently converted) property where the property is covered by a 10 Year Warranty (for example, ABC+ Warranty or an NHBC Warranty) OR the CML, now known as UK Finance Professional Consultant Certificate (PCC).

The PCC certificate is the minimum requirement requested by a mortgage lender when applying to raise a mortgage against a property completed in the last 6 years.

Each property is monitored by our Chartered Surveyors and then at the completion of satisfactory works, our certificate is then issued by our RICS Surveyors.

We are also an RICS Registered company, giving you the confidence that the certificate issued is reliable and trusted.

You’ll need this type of certificate if:

  • You’re selling the property and your purchaser needs a mortgage or you are re-mortgaging against the property
  • You want to rent the property and raise a Buy-to-Let mortgage to release equity

Click here for a link to a list of banks and building societies that currently accept our certificate.

Click on the links below for an example of a standard format certificate provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders for your area.

England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland

Click here to get your QUICK QUOTE, alternatively see our ABC+ Structural Warranty information for a more comprehensive level of cover.

*The PCC is not a Structural Warranty.Get a FREE No Obligation Quote


— Established in 1989.  

Our surveyors hold at least one of the following qualifications.

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RICS Logo - architects certificate

Cibo Logo - architects certificate

Ciat Logo - architects certificate

ICE Logo - architects certificate

Stroma Logo - architects certificate

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