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Do you feel that the full survey should have identified the issue?
Okay, I'm inclined to agree with you, but it does depend on what the surveyor was asked to do as part of the full survey.
I expect this was within their remit though.
As such, I expect there is a claim here against the surveyor for the losses sustained.
The first course of action would be to write to the surveyors and ask them to accept liability for their failing to identify the issue, then to agree a figure with them for the loss.
If you can't agree, then you could sue them in the small claims court (up to £10k claims). You would do that online at www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
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Does the previous owner have any responsibility? tThey were the only people who lived in the house.Can you give me any idea how much it would cost to go through the small claims court?
The previous owner only has liability if they have lied in some way, so you would need to check what they said on the sellers property information for, which you can get from your son's solicitors from when he purchased the house.
The cost would be about £30 to issue a claim.
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Yes, thanks v. much
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