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This survey was hidden away in the "Rogue Landlords Could Be Forced To Repay Housing Benefit" thread, thanks to northshore for highlighting it. Please complete it! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CLR9WGX Here is the consultation paper it is linked from; https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/450862/Discussion_paper_FINAL.pdf
Hi, We recently put an offer for £295k on a house on the market at £310k, the vendor then came back to us saying the roof needed work (tiles I think) and the guttering and fascia needed replacing and that they'd fix all the problems without going through a survey if we paid them £305k. Sounded a bit weird so we politely said no. Agent then got back to us and said they'd accept the original price of £295k but we would have to fix the roof etc ourselves. More or less putting us in the same boat, albeit we will definitely have a roof to fix (that could be less than 10k) where initially it was just hearsay. Not really sure what to do. I don't think the property is worth any more than £300k and don't want to have an offer accepted which, when a home survey has been done, reveals more work they aren't prepared to pay to get fixed or allow for a lower price. Is this normal in the house selling world where sellers aren't prepared to fix problems with the house? Thanks for any advise and help you can give me everyone.