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If your buyer has a survey done on your house, do they have to supply you with a copy? Our buyer says their survey has come up with £25k worth of problems but will not supply a copy of it for us to see for ourselves.

Asked on Aug 11 2016, House Prices in Portsmouth | Report content

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  • No they don't. The surveyor often includes a condition that the survey is confidential to the person who commissioned it. You don't have to agree with the buyer or their surveyor, put it back on the market and see if you can get a better offer.

    Answered on Aug 12 2016, Report content
  • Hi Lee, Simply, no they do not need to show you a copy of the survey. Are they trying to renegotiate on the price based on the results? If they can't or won't show you the survey, I would ask for a detailed list of the problems so you can seek your own advice. Of course, you can put the property back on the market but you could face this issue with the next buyer/Surveyor. If all else fails, perhaps seek the advice of your own Surveyor. It may cost you a few hundred pounds but could potentially save you up to £25,000!

    Answered on Sep 6 2016, Report content

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