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Equimum Wed 17-May-17 13:06:12

The survey on the house we are buying highlighted wood worm. We had a specialist check the house be they have confirmed it is active. Advice is to treat all the floorboards throughout house. This requires carpets to be lifted/ replaced and the property to be empty for 48 hours.

because of this issue, we now need to pay for:
2 x removals days and storage (3x standard)
Accommodation for us
Carpet re-laying
The treatment itself

DH think we should say we'll pay for our accondation and split the rest 50:50. I fee this is quite generous, though, as we'll still be pay a couple of thousand, if not more. The work needs to be done, as it's a condition of our mortgage (& probably would be if anyone else's).

What would seem like a reasonable reduction to ask for in this situation? (Obviously, they could alternatively move out a couple of days earlier if they could do the removals and storage cheaper, but I wouldn't actually ask them to do so).

wowfudge Wed 17-May-17 18:52:23

The cost of the treatment, your temporary accommodation and the carpet relaying? Start there are see what you can agree.

Equimum Wed 17-May-17 20:49:22

Thanks wow, that's along the lines of what I was thinking.

engineersthumb Wed 17-May-17 21:11:16

If you haven't moved in yet why do you need temporary accommodation?

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