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Renegotiate offer- whats acceptable?



  • MeteredOut
    MeteredOut Forumite Posts: 475
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    edited 3 August at 12:54PM

    As for the cavity insulation and damp just set aside some money it might not be an issue just the surveyor covering themselves.

    How does setting money aside deal with the insulation being very likely to severely restrict the number buyers in a future sale?
    Interpreting a single surveyor's view as "very likely to severely restrict the number of buyers" is a big step.

    Even on this thread, 2 of the 3 posters suggested that the damp wasn't very worrying to them.  Doesn't seem a severe restriction to me.
    Apols, got mixed up with the spray foam insulation thread. Will edit :)
  • daivid
    daivid Forumite Posts: 1,133
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    The only two items I'm thinking would be cause for renegotiating are that there was no evidence of damp when we viewed the house, but the surveyor has established that there is damp on the rear of the property. He suspects this is due to the cavity insulation which due to driving rain and location shouldn't have been installed really. 
    So we will need to have that removed. 
    The second item is wood-boring beetles/woodworm in the garage timber that we'd need to get treated by a specialist. 

    Can you share the exact wording of the report for these two issues? If you saw no damp and the surveyor is adamant there is (and has suggested a cause) that is interesting, usually surveys are very wooly and noncommittal. With the woodworm are there signs it is active, it could be historic and need no further action.
  • Just to update, ended up being told woodworm was historic but paid for survey anyway and it is still present (assuming DIY job previously to remove). So had reduction of £1k. The cavity insulation damp may have been the surveyor covering himself in future, as current owners have never seen evidence of damp. But have a guarantee that is transferable to us covering the cost of removing cavity if it is causing issues in future. Thanks for your advice :)
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