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    Champagne-Swan
    Is it expensive to repair a collapsed drain?
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    • 2nd Aug 08, 6:01 PM
    Is it expensive to repair a collapsed drain? 2nd Aug 08 at 6:01 PM
    I'm not sure if I'm on the correct thread as I'm a new member and struggling to understand the message board, but I would appreciate a bit of help.

    My parents having died recently, I'm trying to sell their house. It's a large 3 bedroomed semi in one of the more desirable roads in the area and has a 180ft garden at the back. It was built in 1926 and for at least 10 years before their death, they were unable to look after it, but refused to move. This means that it is somewhat neglected and a potential buyer backed out because the drain at the back of the house by the left hand corner has collapsed.

    I realise that it's a bit like asking "how long is a piece of string" but is the drain repair likely to be expensive to fix and if so, what do I have to do? Can I sell the house without having it repaired if I make it clear to potential buyers that there is a problem? Is is worth my while having it repaired?
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