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My survey says the property has problems with the plumbing

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Much depends on what he has specifically noticed. See about the plumbing in What A Property Survey Really Means.

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"... homebuyers survey is the usual choice for those buying a flat. It looks at any defects on the property such as the windows, flooring, plumbing, damp and, if there is access, the roof. A structural survey is usually chosen by those purchasing a house as it includes everything in the homebuyers report as well as an inspection of the..."
"... - an electrician to see if there is anything unusual or "unsafe" in the way the property is wired. plumbing - a plumber to check the piping and central heating system (if gas) are sound Roofing - a roofer to inspect the tiling, flashings, parapets, rafters and chimney stacks. Structure -..."

"... below is almost a check list of where the surveyor will choose one or two items for further investigation: Damp The Roof The Electrics The plumbing The Structure Remember a good surveyor will simply say "there is damp which requires further investigation". A bad surveyor will say..."
"... all the ins and outs of a survey report the crucial question is value. If the survey report talks about roof or plumbing but concludes that the property is worth what you have offered then trying to renegotiate price is at your own risk. Too many people ignore this fact. Most properties are old, very old, and problems or future works are to be expected. The surveyor knows this and that is why they conclude their report: "In its current condition and in the current market the property is worth £x". And if £x is the price you have agreed with the vendor then so be..."

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I'm Tim Hill, Author of How to Really Buy a Property. I'm a property buyer, seller, landlord, tenant and I've been an agent in hundreds of transactions. I own a property portfolio across Europe but that doesn't mean I think you should to!

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