Re: I nearly bought that house!!!

Bloody hell close one , but in the end it's all covered by insurance , still not a nice thing to happen

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It's interesting to speculate whether a surveyor would have spotted anything when you came to take out a mortgage (assuming you wanted a mortgage). Would you have employed a surveyor anyway?
Rob Graham
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Hello robgraham

Missed it. Put off by tacky advertising.

Surely the current owners must have employed a surveyor who presumably missed all of it? Unless they were cash buyers.
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I would have employed a surveyor certainly. I don't think the occupiers on the TV show were the people we saw when we looked round, so did they??
Waiting for it to be repeated on ITV2 so I can tape it and watch it closely this time
John
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every mortgage company requires a survey - from their list - but they are a waste of space. i spent 300 quid and in the report the surveyor said:
generally ok you should hire a qualified electrician to cheek the electrics you should hire a qualified plumber (corgi) to check the boiler you should hire a timber specialist to check the timbers
What is the point of mortgage companies requiring you to pay one of their selected "surveyors" if they cannot do a complete job?
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