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Hi, The house I am looking at is half way done. The electrics have been done but from what I can see not very well. ...

Hi, The house I am looking at is half way done. The electrics have been done but from what I can see not very well. Also there is a manhole issue. Lastly the extension has a felt roof and I can see the facial boards are rotton, could this mean there is more rot in the timber of the extension ? How do I value a house when these things may be huge dent in my pocket ? Thanks

Asked on Jun 12 2009, Home Improvement in Croydon | Report content

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  • Hard to say anything without seeing the property, get a full survey done and this will answer your questions. Any electrics done now have to comply with building regs.

    Answered on Jul 2 2009, Report content
  • The 'Half Way House' could end up as your Dream Home if you follow the steps below: 1. Agree with previous answer - get a full survey done to see the 'damage' 2. Ask a qualified building contractor to price the works 3. Set your budget (and stick to it, including a contingency sum) 4. Take a huge of dose of courage and put in a sensible offer (in light of works to be done), then 5. Either (a) Walk away and find something else or (b) take on the project and learn along the way - you could live to love your much improved home!

    Answered on Feb 16 2010, Report content

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