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Quiet home in Buckinghamshire village receives positive Building Survey

A Building Survey in Buckinghamshire has given our client, Mr T, a good report on the 1960s terrace he was considering for purchase.

A family-friendly location for Building Survey in Buckinghamshire

The two-storey home was set back from the main road of Farnham Common village on a quiet residential street. It was within a short walk of schools, shops and restaurants.

Farnham Common is located only three miles from the bustling town of Slough. It is surrounded by the woodlands of Burnham Beeches making this a quiet yet convenient area.

Building Surveyor in Buckinghamshire gives Mr T a green light. . .

The Building Survey found that the home was a good proposition for purchase and had no major structural faults. Good news for Mr T. However there were a number of minor problems that needed to be attended to.

. . . except for some minor repairs

The Chartered Surveyor who reported on the property’s condition did find a number of minor defects that they considered should be fixed prior to sale.

These included:

  • In various areas throughout the house the brickwork required repointing 
  • Improving ventilation in the loft space
  • Installing insulation in the loft
  • Testing for asbestos in walls and ceiling

In total the repair costs amounted to in excess of £9 000. The Building Survey report noted that, while many of these were relatively minor repairs, Mr T needed to be aware that the property was not in perfect condition.

A cost of £9 000 is significant burden for anyone, particularly a new homeowner. By ordering a full and comprehensive Building Survey, Mr T ensured that he would be entering into any sale negotiation with a full knowledge of the property.

Mr T could ask the seller to reduce the purchase price to take into account the cost and inconvenience of the works. Alternatively, he could use this Building Survey in Buckinghamshire to argue that the seller should take action to rectify these defects.

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