Just wondering on people’s views, had an offer accepted on a house last week and just got our survey report. A few things for solicitors to deal related to planning, but actual physical areas are a proper inspection of the flat roof on the extension, and getting an electrician and an RGII plumber to inspect the place. The house is early 60s built, but has been kept well and lived in consistently with a reasonable level of upkeep.
The electrics are clearly old, but obviously if an electrician says they need to be fully replaced we would do. The boiler is less than 10 years old, but one of the upstairs rads has leaked a little, and the surveyor suggests getting an RGII plumber out to check the full works to see if it needs to be fully replaced. Our plan is to move into the house once complete, doing some cosmetic work before we do and waiting anywhere between 1-3 years to do a much bigger job. My question is in relation to the price of sale - it’s clear to the naked eye that the electrics and plumbing are not brand new, and would need work at some point - are they not considered “sold as seen” and there would be no grounds to renegotiate?
The other item is the flat roof. It looks in good nick, but if the builder we get to look says it’s actually in rag order and needs to removed ASAP, that is something I would feel I would seek a price concession from the vendor for, as without getting on the roof and inspecting it thoroughly I couldn’t have known? Is my take here some way reasonable or how would people play it?