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Noticed neighbour's roofer damaged my roof.... am trying to sell the house atm.



  • TheJP
    TheJP Posts: 1,665 Forumite
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    Yes, thankyou. Well I see no flexing or bowing. If a survey just mentions the POTENTIAL for this, it's not something that should give a price reduction.

    There might not be bowing now, but if the survey said that the roof timbers needed reinforcement to support the heavier roof tiles then that could be a point for negotiation (I certainly would).
    I dont think there should be any reduction if there is no current damage that needs imminent repairs or any proof there will definitely be damage any time soon. 
    Only someone interested in buying the house may take a different view, if the correct measures were put in place when the heavier tiles were installed then fine but as they weren't then that adds risk and people like to mitigate risk when buying a house. You might be lucky and they don't pick up on it but if they do then expect a reduction for the work to be corrected.
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