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    • jolester
    • By jolester 13th Mar 18, 8:15 AM
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    Surveyor visit now!!!
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:15 AM
    Surveyor visit now!!! 13th Mar 18 at 8:15 AM
    Do most people follow them round (homebuyers survey) there are two of them, or just leave them to wander around on their own?
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    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 13th Mar 18, 8:23 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:23 AM
    Do most people follow them round (homebuyers survey) there are two of them, or just leave them to wander around on their own?
    Originally posted by jolester
    I personally would leave themm to it and then ask at the end if all is well. They may not tell you, however, as you are not their client.
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 13th Mar 18, 8:28 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:28 AM
    Just leave them to it. I tend to go out to be honest. They won't tell you anything.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    • #4
    • 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
    Do most people follow them round
    Originally posted by jolester
    No, that would just be annoying. Best not to irritate them.
    • jolester
    • By jolester 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:29 AM
    I don't want to know anything, and am aware they're not working on my behalf, just wondered what people usually do
    • kittie
    • By kittie 13th Mar 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:37 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:37 AM
    I would not want my surveyor to be followed around, disturbing his work and thought train. I would be expecting him/her to be working only on my behalf and not to divulge anything.
    • Surrey_EA
    • By Surrey_EA 13th Mar 18, 8:43 AM
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    • #7
    • 13th Mar 18, 8:43 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:43 AM
    Do most people follow them round
    Originally posted by jolester
    No, that would be a particularly bad idea!
    • Goath
    • By Goath 13th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:49 AM
    No, each time I have had a surveyor round I have just left them to it.
    I'm sure that he or she would not want to be followed round either
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 13th Mar 18, 9:12 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 9:12 AM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 9:12 AM
    Just make them a cup of tea (don't spike it ... ) and leave them be.

    They may tell you if they find nothing of importance... They may tell you if they find something simple to explain and put right.

    They will, in effect, be fair. I know it irritates them when a buyer exaggerates a defect in an attempt to push the price down, and when a seller tries to hide an obvious defect!

    Now, go and find the laxative, and stick the kettle on!
    • jolester
    • By jolester 13th Mar 18, 9:28 AM
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    They've gone now!

    I had no intention of following them around to ask questions as I know they wouldn't answer them anyway, but as there are lots of expensive things that are about in people's homes I didn't know whether people went round to make sure nothing was half inched!
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 13th Mar 18, 9:40 AM
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    A surveyor who stole expensive things from people’s homes wouldn’t remain a surveyor for very long!
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 13th Mar 18, 9:42 AM
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    as there are lots of expensive things that are about in people's homes I didn't know whether people went round to make sure nothing was half inched!
    Originally posted by jolester
    Only weirdly paranoid people would do that.
    • jolester
    • By jolester 13th Mar 18, 11:05 AM
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    Only weirdly paranoid people would do that.
    Originally posted by davidmcn
    Paranoid? Perhaps
    Cautious? Probably
    Weird? A bit harsh
    • G_M
    • By G_M 13th Mar 18, 11:34 AM
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    Offer a cup of tea and biscuit (not cake) and leave them to it.
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 13th Mar 18, 12:34 PM
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    Just make them a cup of tea (don't spike it ... ) and leave them be.

    They may tell you if they find nothing of importance... They may tell you if they find something simple to explain and put right.

    They will, in effect, be fair. I know it irritates them when a buyer exaggerates a defect in an attempt to push the price down, and when a seller tries to hide an obvious defect!

    Now, go and find the laxative, and stick the kettle on!
    Originally posted by DaftyDuck
    Offer a cup of tea and biscuit (not cake) and leave them to it.
    Originally posted by G_M

    Thanks, guys, you made me LOL.
    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...
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 13th Mar 18, 12:38 PM
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    Paranoid? Perhaps
    Cautious? Probably
    Weird? A bit harsh
    Originally posted by jolester
    Harsh would be to suggest it's best not done naked....
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 13th Mar 18, 12:54 PM
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    Harsh would be to suggest it's best not done naked....
    Originally posted by ReadingTim
    But if the aim is to distract the surveyors...
    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...
    • ReadingTim
    • By ReadingTim 13th Mar 18, 2:03 PM
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    But if the aim is to distract the surveyors...
    Originally posted by Smodlet
    Then their report may include a few extra measurements not strictly related to the property... s'pose it'll test if anyone actually reads it though...
    • Smodlet
    • By Smodlet 13th Mar 18, 2:07 PM
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    Then their report may include a few extra measurements not strictly related to the property... s'pose it'll test if anyone actually reads it though...
    Originally posted by ReadingTim
    Three LOLs from one page, think it's a personal best for me.
    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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