Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum

Recommended Posts

I was in the process of selling my late Mothers house, things were moving along nicely it was to be a cash sale. They had a home buyers survey and the report came back with some major faults, Japanese knot weed in the garden, totally untrue as my husband has a garden maintenance business and has been looking after the garden for years and we know for sure there is no japanese knot weed, also it needed a new roof why? it hasn't even got a cracked tile! the floor in the dineing room is concrete and it was said to be in need of replaceing, how they knew that we dont know as the carpet hadnt been lifted at all. We asked to meet with the purchaser to look at these supposed faults at first he said he would, then decided not to and said he couldnt afford to do all the work that needed doing and pulled out of the deal. I'm so angry and have since spoke to an indipendant builder who's going to go over the house and give us a report but he said he,s had loads of calls about the same thing he thinks the surveyers are charging a lot and need to find faults to cover their own back, even the estate agent said it's happening more and more. Has this happened to anyone else?

,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in the process of selling my late Mothers house, things were moving along nicely it was to be a cash sale. They had a home buyers survey and the report came back with some major faults, Japanese knot weed in the garden, totally untrue as my husband has a garden maintenance business and has been looking after the garden for years and we know for sure there is no japanese knot weed, also it needed a new roof why? it hasn't even got a cracked tile! the floor in the dineing room is concrete and it was said to be in need of replaceing, how they knew that we dont know as the carpet hadnt been lifted at all. We asked to meet with the purchaser to look at these supposed faults at first he said he would, then decided not to and said he couldnt afford to do all the work that needed doing and pulled out of the deal. I'm so angry and have since spoke to an indipendant builder who's going to go over the house and give us a report but he said he,s had loads of calls about the same thing he thinks the surveyers are charging a lot and need to find faults to cover their own back, even the estate agent said it's happening more and more. Has this happened to anyone else?

,

Where have you been the last twenty years?

All this is normal and part of the process.

Perhaps your asking price is too high and if you lower it these problems will disappear.

Why would you meet the purchaser?

That's the agent's job.

Don't get angry. It's just buying and selling. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in the process of selling my late Mothers house, things were moving along nicely it was to be a cash sale. They had a home buyers survey and the report came back with some major faults, Japanese knot weed in the garden, totally untrue as my husband has a garden maintenance business and has been looking after the garden for years and we know for sure there is no japanese knot weed, also it needed a new roof why? it hasn't even got a cracked tile! the floor in the dineing room is concrete and it was said to be in need of replaceing, how they knew that we dont know as the carpet hadnt been lifted at all. We asked to meet with the purchaser to look at these supposed faults at first he said he would, then decided not to and said he couldnt afford to do all the work that needed doing and pulled out of the deal. I'm so angry and have since spoke to an indipendant builder who's going to go over the house and give us a report but he said he,s had loads of calls about the same thing he thinks the surveyers are charging a lot and need to find faults to cover their own back, even the estate agent said it's happening more and more. Has this happened to anyone else?

,

A surveyor is paid to make a report based on in his opinion, he is looking out for the purchasers interests, so it's his job to point out possible issues. There will always be issues with a property & the purchaser has every reason to be informed.

An estate agent is acting for the seller.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was in the process of selling my late Mothers house, things were moving along nicely it was to be a cash sale. They had a home buyers survey and the report came back with some major faults, Japanese knot weed in the garden, totally untrue as my husband has a garden maintenance business and has been looking after the garden for years and we know for sure there is no japanese knot weed, also it needed a new roof why? it hasn't even got a cracked tile! the floor in the dineing room is concrete and it was said to be in need of replaceing, how they knew that we dont know as the carpet hadnt been lifted at all. We asked to meet with the purchaser to look at these supposed faults at first he said he would, then decided not to and said he couldnt afford to do all the work that needed doing and pulled out of the deal. I'm so angry and have since spoke to an indipendant builder who's going to go over the house and give us a report but he said he,s had loads of calls about the same thing he thinks the surveyers are charging a lot and need to find faults to cover their own back, even the estate agent said it's happening more and more. Has this happened to anyone else?

,

cough awooga

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ive just commissioned a indepedant survey today and i am expecting them to point out all the faults and give me their professional opinion on the value of the property. If it differs from what i have offered then the seller should reduce their price or im off. As a buyer im paying good money for this service so expect them to be bending over backwards to act in my interest

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 243 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.