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Buying home with underlay beneath the roof damaged / torn

Is it worth to buy a home with the underlay beneath the roof damaged / torn (neither the seller is ready to rectify this nor he is willing to reduce the house price) which was raised in the home buyers report (as Red issue - needs to be sorted out immediately)...Pls advise..thanks

Asked on Mar 26 2010, House Prices in Welwyn Garden City | Report content

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  • Personally I would not be concerned as there are many a house out there that has no felt under the tiles at all, as this belt and braces was introduce to ensure a house was kept water proof if tiles fell or slipped. It is a relatively cheap and simple job to rectify, I would imagine that if this is the only issue to come out of a home buyers report the property you are buying is an excellent one. Good luck in your new home.

    Answered on Mar 27 2010, Report content
  • Thanks Mark. That made me satisfied now. If at all this needs to be fixed whats the quickest way to fix (do we need to remove all tiles to fix this or can it be fixed from the loft side without removing tiles...as the tiles are still in good condition)...

    Answered on Mar 27 2010, Report content
  • I really wouldn't be concerned as I say it is just a back up, however the choices you have is to patch the current felt where it is split or torn, either gaffe tap, or if you really want to go for it heat adhesive bitumen felt, (a lot of hassle & work) or yes you would have to remove the tiles re felt and re tile but i believe that to be completely unnecessary and over kill. Due to loft being nice a drafty any moisture that did penetrate who dry up very quickly without causing damage or rot.

    Answered on Mar 27 2010, Report content

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