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Moving furniture / stuff for survey
I'm a FTB, getting ready to line up a surveyor on the house I'm (hopefully) buying. A couple of the areas I really need to know the condition of were inaccessible when I went to view though - can I ask the EA to ask the seller to move their belongings about before the survey?
To give more details - it's a terrace house that's about 100 years old, with the sellers still living there. I clocked some problems when I viewed which I already know I'll need to fix, but the two things I wanted to check but couldn't were:
- A small back room, in the extension, that the sellers have been using as a sort of junk room. It's possible to go in and see the windows and the dimensions of the room, but there's boxes and stuff piled along every wall so can't see if there are any problems there.
- The loft is inaccessible as there's a tall cupboard just below where the hatch is.
It didn't look like either of these were done to hide issues, it's just how the sellers have set up their house. But they are areas that I would want checked before completing, just in case there's a disaster in there (and even if there's nothing big enough to start negotiating about, just so I have all the information about the house before moving in). I know that if a surveyor can't access something they'll just note it as 'not possible to inspect', so is there anything I can do to mitigate that happening?
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