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Did our surveyor miss something?

  1. Lee from Barnham, West Sussex
  2. 20 November 2017
  3. Surveying Process questions and answers

Question

I’ve recently bought a house (first time buyer) 3 months in we’ve had a burst pipe in the loft, damage to the ceilings and a test via the insurance company was positive for asbestos, now I’m wondering should the surveyor have picked up in that the house if it’s age and the ceilings downstairs and upstairs should of been checked or advised for asbestos testing? If so and this hasn’t been brought to my attention when purchasing the house, is the surveying company liable now to fix this problem? 

Answer

Hi Lee,
Sorry to hear you have had problems with your new home.
A similar question was answered here
Remember that what kind of survey you had might be relevant here, so check your paperwork as to what is included in the report.
Good luck,
the reallymoving team

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