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21-01-2020, 18:50   #31
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My downstairs “bathroom” was tiled as part of the purchase.

I’d keep arguing it, any ambiguity should benefit the purchaser.
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21-01-2020, 18:56   #32
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My downstairs 'loo is quite roomy with washbasin and shelfing. House insurance company said for insurance purposes, it's classed as a bathroom. Confusing!
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21-01-2020, 19:12   #33
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Were the specs specific to your house or were they in a brouchure that applied to all the houses?
If it's a general description of all the houses then I could see why they say main bathrooms plural. Meaning, 'all the main bathrooms (in this particular type of house), will be tiled.

Very annoying though, and I'm sure plenty of people would assume the same as the op.
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21-01-2020, 22:58   #34
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If being pedantic it says main bathrooms and ensuite.

They've tiled 1 bathroom and 1 ensuite

How can there be 1 bathrooms??
Count how many baths then if being pedantic. One and it's the main one.
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22-01-2020, 09:13   #35
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IMO you're definitely right to expect it to be tiled. But knowing the industry at the moment many contractors/developers are trying to squeeze every last cent of margin so I'm not surprised. I'd say your best hope is to meet in the middle and ask them to leave the tiles there for you to put down yourself.
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22-01-2020, 21:57   #36
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Count how many baths then if being pedantic. One and it's the main one.
Both my current house and the place I was before have no bathrooms at all then...


The "main" bit to me suggests they meant only the big/family bathroom (plus the ensuite), but the plural would make nearly everyone assume and expect the small one done too. Its going to cost them very, very little in the grand scheme of things.
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22-01-2020, 23:25   #37
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Both my current house and the place I was before have no bathrooms at all then...


The "main" bit to me suggests they meant only the big/family bathroom (plus the ensuite), but the plural would make nearly everyone assume and expect the small one done too. Its going to cost them very, very little in the grand scheme of things.
But would you want it done with poor grace and less attention to detail?
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23-01-2020, 21:36   #38
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But would you want it done with poor grace and less attention to detail?
Doubt the tiler being paid by the hour will care that the developer messed up.
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24-01-2020, 12:15   #39
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Seems quite straightforward. If the house was sold as 3 bathroom (main, en-suite and downstairs) then the reasonable expectation is that all 3 would be tiled unless the brochure specified differently.

I wouldn’t let it slide OP. I’d kick up a fuss unless of course the fine print provides clarity
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