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    • toc25
    • By toc25 15th Jun 17, 10:12 AM
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    What kind of survey?
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:12 AM
    What kind of survey? 15th Jun 17 at 10:12 AM
    Hi I was just wondering if anyone knew a bit about surveys. My buyer has had one and the man just turned up he was here 5 minutes and then left. Does that sound like just a valuation not a survey. I was expecting it to be a lot longer. He didn't look at the boiler or ask for any certificates. Didn't do anything apart from look in each room briefly writing notes on a clip board.
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 15th Jun 17, 10:29 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:29 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:29 AM
    Sounds like a valuation if literally 5 mins. I've never been asked for certificates by a surveyor though, nor have they done anything other than glance at the boiler - they might mention it if it's old but they'd prob not give much of an opinion other than 'get an expert in'.

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    • DumbMuscle
    • By DumbMuscle 15th Jun 17, 10:49 AM
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    The surveyor will highlight any certificates that the solicitor should ask for, but will not ask for them themselves. Surveyors aren't qualified to advise on gas work beyond the very basics, so unless it's obviously an old boiler they will just advise than an expert take a look.
    • toc25
    • By toc25 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 12:38 PM
    My boiler is in a locked outbuilding (part of the house) he didn't even go in there I offered to unlock it and let him have a look but he just said he didn't need to.

    On the homebuyer report for the house we are buying the surveyor said he had seen the boiler safety certificate. That's what made me think that they would need to see it.

    Thanks for the replys I guess I should have asked but I'm a bit shy.
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