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Homebuyers survey results - roof underlay and vent extractions

The homebuyers report that we have conducted on the house that we are looking to purchase had two 'major' findings - roof underlay being torn and needing replacing, and that a redundant soil vent pipe and extractor fan needing extraction from the roof. How much would these cost to rectify, and how serious are they as problems to the house?

Asked on Apr 1 2015, Home Improvement in Welwyn | Report content

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  • A homebuyers report gives you an overview on a property, summarising any problems that might be within. It also gives you an accurate idea of what condition the house is in, surveying things that might not be apparent to the untrained eye. Though it’s not a legal requirement to get a homebuyers survey, it can help you in the long run by identifying problems from the get-go. If the report does come back with some findings, it may also help you achieve a lower buying price on the overall property. While a buyers survey will give you advice on repairs and maintenance requirements, it won’t actually provide these services for you. This is something you’ll have to decide whether to act on and organise yourself. From what we can gather, neither of these findings are particularly problematic. There are plenty of online DIY articles about replacing your roof underlay and extractor fan, however, some older houses were built without roof lining and have stood the test of time.

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    Answered on Mar 27 2018, Report content

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