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    • Lamy
    • By Lamy 13th Jun 17, 4:38 PM
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    Would you have a full structural survey on a flat?
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    • 13th Jun 17, 4:38 PM
    Would you have a full structural survey on a flat? 13th Jun 17 at 4:38 PM
    Would you have a full structural survey on a flat built in the 50s/60s or is a Homebuyers report enough?
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 13th Jun 17, 4:44 PM
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    You'll prob find you're not able to anyway unless they can gain access to the entire building.


    How big is the block?


    Is it ex-LA? Flat roof?


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    • Lamy
    • By Lamy 13th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:16 PM
    Ex la but no flat roof. Probably about 12 in the block
    • Lamy
    • By Lamy 13th Jun 17, 5:32 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:32 PM
    Previously when I'd bought flats they've been period so I've always had full buildings but I'm unsure if it's necessary in this case.
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    • By hazyjo 13th Jun 17, 5:37 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:37 PM
    Previously when I'd bought flats they've been period so I've always had full buildings but I'm unsure if it's necessary in this case.
    Originally posted by Lamy
    So more like one up, one down? Easier to survey. Doubt you'll be able to find anyone who can offer a FSS on a flat in a block of 12.


    Councils often just send you a bill for major work needed. Tread carefully (several posts about it on here). You don't want a bill for several thousand for new windows/roof/exterior painting land on your doormat.


    Presume there's not a lift. If there is, it's another problem area with bills, especially when council owned.


    (Presuming some of it still is council owned/run and not all privately owned.)
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    • Lamy
    • By Lamy 13th Jun 17, 5:44 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 5:44 PM
    Yes, it is still part council owned, but all the council flats in the area have just gone through major works.
    No lift.

    Yes, previous flats were large Victorian houses divided into 2 flats, and 4 flats.
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