Structural House Survey

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  1. blue b4 the moon

    blue b4 the moon

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    I've had a knockback on our house sale as the mortgage valuation survey has sited possible subsidence. It's not 100% level upstairs but has been like that since we bought it 30 years ago.

    Our buyers won't chip into any further costs & have at this stage pulled out.

    Is anyone on here either in the business or can recommend a good company to do a structural survey for us?
     
  2. peace frog

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    I think mr @worsleyweb is into development, maybe he will know one , i could be totally wrong though
     
  3. Barcon

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    How not 100% level is it?
     
  4. blue b4 the moon

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    There's a slope on the landing floors,it's noticeable but as I say been there since we moved in.

    I'm no expert in this sort of stuff etc
     
  5. Barcon

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    Could be many reasons for the slope. I see it in older houses all the time. usually because somebody, at some time has removed a wall or post below, or the stair opening was framed wrong in the first place. But, yes, you will need somebody local to have a look. They should be able to see what the issue is pretty quickly.
     
  6. Gaudion M

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    I was for many years in the lending money secured on property game so have read many of these reports. Firstly don't expect a 100% clear cut answer from an engineer. Any report will be full of caveats and will only really conclude from what they can visually inspect and measure (this may amount to fu@k all). To get to the bottom of it you might need to rip up carpets, get into the loft or crawl spaces etc etc. A builder will see many of the same issues that an engineer will so that might be a better route. The question will be is it something in the floor / joists or has the wall moved. If it is the wall you would think more than just a slopping floor would be evident.

    I'd get a builder round get into that floor and find out.
     
  7. denislawsbackheel

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    What benefit do you think getting your own survey done will get you?

    If I was buying a house I would treat any survey the vendor showed me with a very large dose of salt!
     
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    I've pm'd you.
     
  9. Scottyboi

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    You in north manchester by any chance, use to work for the council up there and some of the houses are fucked due to that. Was fitting doors that wouldn't look out of place in alice in wonderland.
     
  10. Ifwecouldjust.......

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    This will be covered under your buildings insurance... notify them and they will get an specialist surveyor out to look at it for you.
     

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