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Checks & Documentation

  • 13-12-2021 3:33am
    Posts: 61 ✭✭ [Deleted User]

    For those of us about to buy/build our first homes it is worrying to see what is happening with the homes affected by Mica and Pyrite, ect.

    What checks should we be doing and what documentation should we be getting?

    I recently heard a story from a person selling their house where the buyer hired an engineer to go into the house and do a check as is standard. This engineer wandered around the house for about 5 minutes and left without appearing to do any proper checks. What would be considered a full range of checks an engineer should do for a potential buyer on a 3 bed semi-detached?


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,754 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    No checks, no insurance to cover it. Government has closed down public release of information regarding areas covered by mica/pyrite redress as it would devalue property in such areas to near dirt. Try Google the address and it may throw something up, generally if a construction company has a single case of it on their books completely avoid anything ever built by them.