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    • venomizer
    • By venomizer 18th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
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    Homebuyer's Survey on newish flat
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    • 18th Mar 17, 10:34 AM
    Homebuyer's Survey on newish flat 18th Mar 17 at 10:34 AM
    Hi,

    I've had an offer accepted on a 10-year old top floor apartment. The building is 3 storeys high, with a total of (I think) 6 apartments (2 on each floor).

    Is it recommended that I still take out a Homebuyer's survey before purchasing? I'm guessing most people here will say yes just to cover my back, but is it likely to actually show up anything of interest?

    Obviously structural problems are covered by the freeholder and I pay towards them with the service charge.

    I guess what I'm asking is, what kind of things could be wrong with a property like this that I would risk not getting visibility of without getting a survey?
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    • By caronoel 18th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 12:33 PM
    Hi,

    I've had an offer accepted on a 10-year old top floor apartment. The building is 3 storeys high, with a total of (I think) 6 apartments (2 on each floor).

    Is it recommended that I still take out a Homebuyer's survey before purchasing? I'm guessing most people here will say yes just to cover my back, but is it likely to actually show up anything of interest?

    Obviously structural problems are covered by the freeholder and I pay towards them with the service charge.

    I guess what I'm asking is, what kind of things could be wrong with a property like this that I would risk not getting visibility of without getting a survey?
    Originally posted by venomizer
    You are putting your life savings into an asset. Why skimp on a survey that will cost under a grand?

    As for the top floor flat, I'd get the surveyor to take a good luck at damp or leaks from the ceiling. Also, ask your solicitor to dig a but deeper on who is liable for roof repairs.
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