Sorry, what info do you need?
So he said it was OK to you, but not OK to others?
Have you spoken to him about this?
Do you have the original report or the latest one?
It was ok on the original report he did in 2006.
Last week he did a survey for a buyer and said it wasn't ok. I have the original report he did, but havn't got the one he did for the buyer, but we have spoken to her just this morning, and she told us again what he has put in the report, by the way, the construction is still in excellent condition.
I can possibly try, but sometimes people can be reluctant after the cost.!.
Hi, sorry, had no reply in the last 20 mins
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It would be worth, I think,offering them part of the cost. They are not buying the house anyway. So forthem, any money they get for a copy is worth it. It may also be worth it foryou! I would consider giving them up to 50% of the cost. That might focus theirminds.
You cannot rely on the reportgiven to the other people because it was not prepared to you, but you can useit in evidence.
So what would you be using itin evidence for? It has now come to light that the report done in 2006 mighthave been negligent.
Either the 2006 report is orthe current one is.
Armed with both reports. Youcan then go to the surveyor and ask for his proposals to pay you compensationeither in respect of the defective report from 2006, or in respect of the lostsale, this time.
If you cannot get the currentreport then get another surveyor to provide a report and prime him with regardto what you are looking for.
It will carry more weight ifthe letter came from a solicitor.
Under the Limitation Act 1986.You only have six years to bring a claim in negligence. But, that six years,runs from the date of knowledge and I would argue that is now.
There is very little that Ican add until you know what the surveyor is going to say, but at least now youhave an idea of how to start and deal with this.
I am just going to throw onething in which is a bit left field. I have known surveyors who have beenworking for estate agents find a problem with the property purely because theywere surveying for a lender and the borrower was looking at several propertieswhich were on sale, with the agent that the surveyor worked for, but theproperty that he was surveying was with another agent. Of course, the sale fellthrough and the buyer was back in the market looking at his agents properties.I am not saying that is the case, but I simply mention it because it is my ownexperience once
Can I help further?
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Is it possible to get back to you tomorrrow with regards this?? just need a bit more info from the 'lost' buyer. I think she will poss let me have a copy of the loft report that he did last week.Many thanks Mr R Dufton