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GF buying her first house which has damp problem.

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  • GF buying her first house which has damp problem.

    HI All

    First time posting here.

    I am wandering if anyone may be able to help. My girlfriend is in the final stages of buying her first house up here in Scotland which has been found to have a damp problem around the door and a potential history of damp issues. The survey found this problem. And her solicitors have gotten someone to give a quote of about £1000 to fix the problem.

    I am wandering if there is anyway she can get the seller to cough up the cost of this fix or get the house price they agreed on lowered to cover the costs? The house has apparently had a damp problem since 2007 and it has been known about but the current occupiers have failed to fix it.

    I have browsed around the net but most of it pertains to english law and practices.

    Thankyou for any help


  • #2
    It certainly can't hurt to ask, or perhaps suggest you split the cost with the vendor. I don't believe you have any right to demand it, but from the vendors perspective if it is going to ensure the deal goes through they may be willing to do it.

    Speak to your agent and see what they have to say.

    Did the mortgage valuation pick up on it? Does your mortgage lender have any issue with it?
    Independent Mortgage Advisor, expert in residential, buy to let, holiday let, and refinance mortgages


    • #3
      I would recommend getting them to stump up and making sure you have recourse if the problem reappears. One of the main problems with damp is it's tough to get rid of for good. I've had a damp problem for a while and have injected walls and replastered with waterresistant plaster but no joy so make sure it's not a major issue.