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Pulled Offer Post Survey

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  • Smalltownhypocrite
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    You're being a bit harsh on the OP. He may not have the money to carry out these repairs. He offered on what was described as an immaculate property, not one that needs work. 

    No house is perfect, even new builds. 

    If there was a serious structural issue etc... that was unknown/invisible before you can re-negotiate price.
  • EssexHebridean
    EssexHebridean Posts: 21,482 Forumite
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    edited 21 March at 11:03PM
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    You're being a bit harsh on the OP. He may not have the money to carry out these repairs. He offered on what was described as an immaculate property, not one that needs work. 
    In which case they would do better steering clear of older properties, quite honestly. 

    The option was there to reduce the offer - which the seller could either accept, or not.ultimately though if I were the seller I wouldn’t be looking at reducing the price based on a lot of on essential items from a survey! 

    Our house has an extension which was added in somewhere about 2006 by the people who sold to us. Do I think it would meet current building regulations? Very likely not. Do I give a flying fig about this? Absolutely not! (And for what it’s worth, we don’t have fire doors upstairs, either!) 
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  • markin
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    edited 22 March at 8:17AM
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    The only thing i see of any concern would be repair of the chimney stack, as its not very nice if it falls on your bed in the wind, so £1-5k.

    They aren't using the words fully/recently modernised / refurbished are they?
  • propertyrental
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    user1977 said:
    "Replace the possible lead pipework"!? Not "check whether it's actually lead first"?

    and what I've read on here in the past suggests old lead pipes would be lined with calcium by now so of limited risk of lead poisoning....
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