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    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 5th Mar 18, 7:34 AM
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    Radiator leak prior to exchange
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    • 5th Mar 18, 7:34 AM
    Radiator leak prior to exchange 5th Mar 18 at 7:34 AM
    Long time reader, first time poster.

    I'm in the process of selling my house and buying another one. Offers have been made and accepted on both properties, and the conveyancing process is in full swing - searches and surveys have been done. We have not yet exchanged.

    This morning we woke to find that the bleed valve on the top room radiator (it's a three-storey terrace) had popped out, and water was squirting out of the radiator at the wall. I found the little bolt that goes in the bleed valve and tightened it up, and the water has stopped.

    What do I need to do to keep this transaction on track? What would a buyer need from me to provide sufficient confidence that things have been made good?

    My current plan is to speak to the estate agent handling my sale and simply ask "what does the buyer need me to do to keep this on track?".

    I am happy to put this through the insurance or, failing that, pay for the work required to rectify.
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    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 5th Mar 18, 3:11 PM
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    Seepage from the radiator leak only? As above, dry/mop/make good if necessary. Continuous seepage from something (does not sound like it) different story.

    Thank you for the explanation; it is difficult to know what to suggest out of context. I think you should do the best you can to dry out the leak from the radiator and just be up front with the damp/timber surveyor on Thursday.

    110 years old, huh? 1908. It has stood up for a while.

    Good luck.
    Last edited by Smodlet; 05-03-2018 at 3:23 PM.
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    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 6th Mar 18, 12:30 PM
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    We have heard back from our buyer via the estate agent, and they have said not to worry about it. The damp/timber survey: que sera sera, but at least we've stood down from defcon 5
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 7th Mar 18, 9:10 AM
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    Good luck for tomorrow, lobster.
    What is this life if, sweet wordsmith, we have no time to take the pith?
    Every stew starts with the first onion.
    I took it upon myself to investigate a trifle; it had custard, jelly, soggy sponge things...
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