With the removal of the Warranty Link Rule from 6 April 2013 in England and 1 September 2013 in Wales, there will no longer be a requirement for Designated Warranty Schemes to be in place for the purposes of the Warranty Link Rule and the designations of such schemes lapsed from 6 April 2013 in England and 1 September 2013 in Wales. More information for England and for Wales.
This does not, however, affect the validity of warranties in place and those issued by a Designated Warranty Scheme provider prior to 6 April 2013 in England and 1 September 2013 in Wales will remain valid for the full 10 years of their term. Please note that Zurich withdrew from this market in September 2009 and is only honoring existing cover.
LABC also offers a housing warranty scheme where building control is carried out by local authorities.