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We are buying our second buy to let property and the home buyers report have come back with an issue with the rear extension roof.
I've been told I need to find a roofer to quote for the job and then speak to estate agents who will arrange a suitable time with the sellers.
I have rang 3 roofing companies and they all said they dont come out to quote as in their experience they never get a job from it.
Anyone had similar issues? Or any advise on what to say/not to say to the next company I ring to ensure they can come quote the job?
You can't blame them really. Friend who is a builder would struggle to find the time for this. Maybe offer to pay them £50-100 for their time. That would be fair.
You say their likely is a real issue and that you're going to buy with the issue anyway as its such a good price and you have planned to spend money on it (true or otherwise). You can also as pointed out offer a some of money for an inspection and report that will be deducted from the job assuming they get it.
best of luck
regards Andrew Peers - property investor / sourcer - 07912674181
Property Redress Scheme Number 011436 NLA member 174404
Thanks for the replies. We managed to get a quote from a roofer. We were honest with him and he provided the quote straight to the sellers who were at the property.
We plan to now see if the sellers would come down to a slightly reduced price. Just trying to work out how best to word it.
Also just another question, there were some other issues highlighted in the home buyers report with a 2 rating. When we spoke to the estate agent manager she said normally buyers only concentrate on issues with a 3 rating.
Do you think if we took into account some of the issues with a 2 rating and the issues with the roof we could get some money off the house?
Yes definitely. The 3 rating needs to be at vendors expense & the agent will expect that. Look at the 2's and rate them yourself in importance, some might get incorporated into any work you are doing, what doesn't trying asking for a third/half of the cost.unless these were factored into your original offer of course.
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Well it didn't go well.
We asked the venders to come down on price by the quoted price of the roof work....they refused. The work is around £2,300.
They said if they were to sell the property now they would get a lot more money. The estate agent said she tried to see if they would negotiate but they wouldn't.
What annoys me is that when we went to see the property it was offers over x amount. We out in a slightly lower offer, then someone else came to see the house and put in a higher offer than us and so we put in a final and best offer.
Quite annoyed really as I thought they would come down on price especially as they are in a chain and we are not.