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    • mdb211
    • By mdb211 12th Jan 19, 1:45 PM
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    Is survey needed with NHBC guarantee
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    • 12th Jan 19, 1:45 PM
    Is survey needed with NHBC guarantee 12th Jan 19 at 1:45 PM
    Buying first house which has 7 years left of NHBC guarantee. Is a survey needed? Seems there is a lot of conflicting advice about this
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 12th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 2:36 PM
    when you buy a second hand house, always good to get a survey to check if there are any issues NHBC has caveats to their warranty and not worth what's written on paper imho
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land/Estate Agents"
    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 12th Jan 19, 5:31 PM
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    Yes, because there may be some general maintenance that needs undertaking either now or in the near future which would not be covered by NHBC anyway. You need to buy knowing the full picture.
    • theGrinch
    • By theGrinch 13th Jan 19, 12:45 PM
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    Yes for second hand.

    Even with a completely new build I would as faults happen and mis-measurements could occur.
    "enough is a feast"...old Buddist proverb
    • mdori003
    • By mdori003 13th Jan 19, 12:58 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 12:58 PM
    You absolutely should. Even if NHBC cover it (Extreme italics on if) do you want to be living in a building site for several years knowing that a survey would have told you about it?
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 13th Jan 19, 3:23 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 3:23 PM
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    • 13th Jan 19, 3:23 PM
    I would never buy without a survey, nhbc claims are so limited in their success.
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