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sydneyking
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4533 posts since 26/9/09

15 Dec 2018 18:10
Rirawin wrote: Cheers! Both are 1980s mid terraces - one of them was built in 1987. I read that with 1980s I need to check if the external walls have cavity insulation and that generally the soundproofing between 1980s terrace houses aren't as good as say pre-war built ones?

Are 80’s terraced houses tiny?
Rirawin
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9231 posts since 17/7/05

15 Dec 2018 18:21
One is 137 SQ. M excluding external double garage, other is 125.7 SQ. M including internal single garage. Not your typical 2 up 2 down terrace.
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2019 12:06
@Stoney etc

How does one choose a RICS surveyor? Need a building survey done on a Victorian terrace.

Are they all much of a muchness? Asked all my mates in the area and none of them said the guys they used were particularly responsive or helpful.
india
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5661 posts since 31/10/05

28 Jan 2019 12:26
anyone else a RICS certified surveyor?
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

28 Jan 2019 15:39
You could ask your local estate agent, they normally have blokes tied in, although you may want someone independent. what area is it ? I could do you a homebuyers survey if it’s London, I stopped doing building surveys as got enough work with mortgage vals, building surveys are a ball ache but very comprehensive.
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2019 19:58
Berkshire area. House is 150 years old and lots of it is original so thought we had better go full building survey.

Been getting quotes between a monkey and almost double that. What am I getting for that extra dough?
stoney
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17376 posts since 22/1/05

28 Jan 2019 20:05
I’d quote over a bag of sand, so looks like value.
Rdes1974
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210 posts since 29/1/14

28 Jan 2019 20:37
illwill wrote: Berkshire area. House is 150 years old and lots of it is original so thought we had better go full building survey.

Been getting quotes between a monkey and almost double that. What am I getting for that extra dough?

I used one in maidenhead about 3 year ago. would need to find the details
Rdes1974
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210 posts since 29/1/14

28 Jan 2019 20:38
think we paid about a grand.
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2019 20:50
I'm assuming that the lowest rates are getting you someone newly qualified and top whack for the old pros?



Scottishmark
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521 posts since 25/1/11

28 Jan 2019 21:03
I wouldn’t assume that. You could well be paying for larger firm vs. smaller.
sydneyking
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4533 posts since 26/9/09

28 Jan 2019 21:10
illwill wrote: Berkshire area. House is 150 years old and lots of it is original so thought we had better go full building survey.

Been getting quotes between a monkey and almost double that. What am I getting for that extra dough?

I went for a full survey on a couple of older properties. They were that extensive that I ended up buying neither property as they suddenly began to look like money pits. Didn’t get a full survey on the one I eventually bought
swede
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7946 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jan 2019 21:13
you still in reading illwill?
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

28 Jan 2019 21:18
Correct
swede
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7946 posts since 21/3/09

29 Jan 2019 08:51
the 'ding
carl lewis
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23634 posts since 14/10/04

29 Jan 2019 11:18
illwill wrote: @Stoney etc

How does one choose a RICS surveyor? Need a building survey done on a Victorian terrace.

Are they all much of a muchness? Asked all my mates in the area and none of them said the guys they used were particularly responsive or helpful.

Yeah customer service element is lacking, due them being on good money with plenty of work.

PM me if you’re still looking.
illwill
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3598 posts since 17/5/04

29 Jan 2019 11:46
From knocked-off NUS numbers to bootleg cable TV to chartered surveyors, Carl's your man Cool
TROYBOY
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518 posts since 28/2/12

29 Jan 2019 12:38
NUS Numbers you say??? how do i get me one of those?
carl lewis
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23634 posts since 14/10/04

posted 29 Jan 2019 13:49, edited 29 Jan 2019 13:49
illwill wrote: From knocked-off NUS numbers to bootleg cable TV to chartered surveyors, Carl's your man Cool

Laughing out loud

NUS was a loophole, Mob was pissed when it got closed.

Loads here happy with paying 16p a day for over 3000 channels and over 10000 vod channels
m15try
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1218 posts since 18/8/09

29 Jan 2019 19:34
Absolute madness to be buying now IMO… unless you’re planning on being there for 10+ years