14 Mar 2021 09:09
The shit people will do over £5k is astonishing. Go and stick a link to the survey on a lamppost outside then house so the future buyers know if you really want to piss the owner off.
posted 14 Mar 2021 09:11, edited 14 Mar 2021 09:11
Similar happened to me (not listed though but was a basement that needed retanking). Estate agents didn't care and didn't want the survey as it would affect the next sale.
14 Mar 2021 09:33
I’m sure some people are serial time wasters who have no real intention of selling. Same sort of people who spend half their lives in doctors surgeries with imaginary conditions.
14 Mar 2021 11:01
What would your claim be? It all sounds a bit shit for you but if the rooms are within the contractual tolerance I’m not sure a litigation solicitor is going to be able to help you?
14 Mar 2021 11:12
unless you have money to burn you probably best just walking away if you feel the issue is to be big to justify completing the purchase and suck up the associated costs, I'd be pretty sure a large house developer is going to have a much better legal team than you can justify assembling.
posted 14 Mar 2021 11:27, edited 14 Mar 2021 11:27
Worth considering the trend for prices in the locale, you may end up buying something that is even less value in 4-5 months if you are starting from scratch again. I think this is the most important factor, and try and remove the annoyance from the equation. Obviously completely go to town on any snagging if that makes you feel better.
If you complained / got a lawyer involved best outcome might just be some token payment of a couple grand to keep you happy but it probably wouldn't cover your own fees. Obviously there isn't anything they can do at this stage to change the property. I expect once you complete there would be nothing you can do at all? Obviously actual legal advice would help you understand your options on this but that might be 2-3 hours / £1000 or so.
14 Mar 2021 13:49
They might if the vendor hasn't told them the details/full story. Like they won't pay for it but I expect they would rather not waste a load of time with the seller giving other buyers the runaround if there are serious issues. Wouldn't the seller be asked by the EA for any known problems?
I haven't sold a house but I was given a previous potential buyers survey by an estate agent after a sale collapsed.
posted 14 Mar 2021 13:51, edited 14 Mar 2021 13:51
Worth asking for a discount if you use the same surveyor next time, worth more to you potentially than whatever you'll get selling it on (which as others have said probably won't happen)
posted 14 Mar 2021 18:26, edited 14 Mar 2021 18:26
The estate agents themselves can see that it has been sold/remarketed a few times.
Even if they do drop it, there will be another who will market it. Are you gonna call them too?
If a property comes on the market at the estate agent you are calling do you reckon you be seen as buyer of choice?
14 Mar 2021 21:48
^^^ Estate agents do not share the same moral code as people do.
posted 14 Mar 2021 22:38, edited 14 Mar 2021 22:38
estate agents are bad. letting agents are worse: 'bit of grease in your oven? that'll be £200 to clean please'.
14 Mar 2021 22:46
Lol careful apparently half of fuk are BTLers
15 Mar 2021 07:07
Nah, I just have been in your shoes.
15 Mar 2021 08:02
This is what happens when emotion gets in the way of business. Happened to us when we were gazzumped after having our offer accepted on a house we’d already started imagining our lives in. Took a few months to fully get over it.
Just move on Darko, as hard as it may be