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I bought my property 2 years ago and I am now selling. There

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I bought my property 2 years ago and I am now selling. There has been a damp and timber survey done and this has indicated failure of the damp corse and in excess of £3000 to repair.
I was never advised by my solicitors when purchasing the property that there was any indication of damp in the property. I have asked for copies of the valuation survey (which I have never seen previous to this) and it does state on the report that there is a need to repair damp in the property however a further damp and timber report was not requested.
I have never been made aware of this when purchasing by either the mortgage company or my solicitor nor have I ever seen a copy of the report until requested this week.
Do I have any recourse with either the solicitor or mortgage company to claim back the cost of repairs?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : Was it just a valuation survey or buildings survey please?
Alex Watts : Did you never have a copy of the valuation survey as this would have been sent to you by the mortgage company
Customer:

Hi Alex

Customer:

It was the valuation survey and I have never seen a copy until I requested it this week

Alex Watts : Why did you not have a buildings survey? Have you asked the lender why they did not send you a copy?
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