Should I have a Structural Survey
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Interestingly, we have just returned from carrying out a survey on a property with both structural problems and roof problems, which the estate agent advised the purchaser wouldn't need a survey, as it had already had a survey. However, the prospective purchaser (our client) asked if he could see the old survey and the estate agent said he did not have access to it, which may well have been true, and offered the services of the in-house surveyor. This was politely refused by our client, as they thought there was no point having a survey carried out by a surveyor that was owned by the estate agents.
They then said that they did this because he who pays the piper calls the tune. Interestingly, we could see that it had been surveyed before and it would have been fascinating and easy if the original surveyor's report had been able to have been seen.
An interesting comment was also made by the person looking to purchase the property, they had a survey done because they could literally see the tiles were coming off the roof and they know absolutely nothing about property!
We were surprised that the estate agent hadn't managed to see them as well, but of course there is no reason why the estate agent would want to see them! They certainly wouldn't want to remember about a survey that said not to buy the property.
The roof that could be seen from the street
We are wondering if the next people that the estate agents sell the property to would be advised by the estate agent of the problems, because they certainly now know about them.
Interestingly, we have just heard that our clients are not buying the property!
Please see these other articles which may be of interest:
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How, in our experience, Insurance Companies deal with Cracks in Properties
Please see our section on: Specific Defects Reports
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