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Building Survey in Epsom gives buyer great news

A Chartered Surveyor who conducted a Building Survey in Epsom has reported to our client with good news.

The refurbished 1930s Surrey home was free of major defects and needed only the standard care you would provide to any property of its age.

Great location for commuters in Building Survey in Epsom

The three-bedroom property was located close to King George’s Field Auriol Park. The Surveyor noted that this “enhanced the character of the area”.

Nearby lay Kingston Road. The high street offered a mixture of retail outlets, bars and restaurants. Additionally a number of schools were located close by.

South-West Trains operates express services from Epsom to London Waterloo. A commuter could be in the city in 35 minutes; less time than it takes to ride the tube from Hammersmith.

The convenient and well-serviced location made the Surrey home an attractive proposition.

Minor repairs in Building Survey in Surrey

As with any home that was built before the Second World War, this  three-bedroom Epsom property was in need of some attention.

The list of necessary repairs that was contained in the Epsom Building Survey included:

  • Full electrical rewire
  • Full service of gas istallations
  • The external render required removing at ground level to reduce risk of rising damp
  • The timber fascias were perishing. This would require a contractor to access the area using scaffolding.   This would increase the cost of works.

While this was useful information for the buyer to consider, none of the repair work should have been seen as an obstacle to purchase.

Unlike many homes of this age and type, the property was mainly free from dampness and timber defects.

The Fridaysmove client could now proceed through the sale with confidence. They may choose to ask the seller to take care of some of the maintenance issues before they took possession of the house. This Building Survey in Epsom would add weight to any argument they might make.

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