Each Gleeson home comes with a 10 year NHBC warranty, and throughout the build process of your home an independent NHBC inspector carries out inspections to ensure that it meets NHBC standards.

CML inspection

Once your home is built, they will return and complete what is called a CML inspection. CML refers to the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the CML certificate refers to a document that is provided by a warranty provider to confirm the property has passed a pre-handover inspection and is therefore habitable. Upon issue of the certificate, the mortgage lender will then release the funds.

Certificate of insurance

Once a CML certificate has been issued, the warranty provider – in our case, the NHBC, will then issue a certificate of insurance which confirms the start of the 10 year warranty. Again, your solicitors will deal with this documentation directly but it’s definitely helpful to know this step in your home buying journey.