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    • purpleparrotuk
    • By purpleparrotuk 7th Sep 17, 12:39 PM
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    Homebuyers survey results
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    • 7th Sep 17, 12:39 PM
    Homebuyers survey results 7th Sep 17 at 12:39 PM
    Just got my homebuyers survey back. There are 3 or 4 points that I was not aware of and I am going to send them to the estate agent to ask the vendor:
    1)The 2 extractor fans in the bathrooms are only vented into the loft space. What type of contractor do I need to resolve this? A plumber or builder?
    2) The ensuite toilet bowl is loose and needs refitting
    3) water pressure is indequate
    4) The immersion heater has been disconnected for some reason
    5) The original soil and vent pipe have been disconnected in the roof void. The remaining section is supported in an "ad hoc manner" . We need to know if there is a non return valve fitted on top of the original soil and vent pipe thats in the bathroom but its boxed in. Not sure how I will be able to check this? If I get a plumber in to check he would need to remove all the boxing and damage the bathroom decoration :-(

    Are these all issues I will be expected to remedy myself? My main concern is the soil/vent pipe.
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    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 7th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 7th Sep 17, 1:43 PM
    I would ask the vendor to sort all those points, then you don't need any sort of contractor.
    • purpleparrotuk
    • By purpleparrotuk 14th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    • #3
    • 14th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:25 AM
    He is fixing the extractor fan vents and toilet. I'm worried if the vents will be done properly though.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 14th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:20 AM
    He is fixing the extractor fan vents and toilet. I'm worried if the vents will be done properly though.
    Originally posted by purpleparrotuk
    Ask if you can inspect the work then.

    What about items 3, 4 and 5 on your list?
    • macman
    • By macman 14th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:24 AM
    The vendor is not obliged to do any of this work: when you buy a house, it is sold as seen. If you want the property, revise your offer accordingly to take into account the likely cost of remedying the defects. Then you know the work will be done properly. As you say, only the soil pipe is of major concern. Yes, the plumber will probably need to remove the boxing in to get access.
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    • purpleparrotuk
    • By purpleparrotuk 15th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 1:00 PM
    The vendor is not obliged to do any of this work: when you buy a house, it is sold as seen. If you want the property, revise your offer accordingly to take into account the likely cost of remedying the defects. Then you know the work will be done properly. As you say, only the soil pipe is of major concern. Yes, the plumber will probably need to remove the boxing in to get access.
    Originally posted by macman
    The owner has confirmed there is a non return valve there so all is well.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 15th Sep 17, 2:06 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 2:06 PM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 2:06 PM
    You would soon smell it if there wasn't.
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