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Artex in th hallway

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Cellardoor23 Tue 27-Jun-17 22:27:47

Hi, I started a thread a few days about a surveyor coming to view our house. All has gone well so far.

However, we have artex in the hallway. It was there when we purchased it a couple of years ago and we haven't got round to plastering it.

In your opinion, would you plaster before you put the house on the market? Will it add any value? We've had a quote for about £400.


kingjofferyworksintescos Wed 28-Jun-17 10:04:51

I've just bought a house with artex on every ceiling and yes it's vile and off putting , I will be getting it skimmed straight away and yes whilst it's a negative I love the area , knew I would gut the place anyway ( it's my job) and when I sell in a year or so the property is enhanced and updated
So whilst I doubt they can knock money off for that alone it's not a welcoming feature or positive selling factor
I would get it done before putting it on the market

HipsterHunter Wed 28-Jun-17 10:16:47

Is it really obvious?

Some isn't THAT offensive but some is awful and very off putting.

If everything else about your house is good I wouldn't bother.

drummergirl34 Wed 28-Jun-17 12:32:57

For me, the scary part of artex is that it may contain asbestos. If you skim over it, when the next buyer drills in, they will disturb the artex and this could lead to a health hazard. I would like to know that it's there, rather than been skimmed over and not told by the previous resident so do the right thing and be sure to tell your buyer it's there.

Cellardoor23 Wed 28-Jun-17 12:51:55

It is pretty bad. It's on the ceiling as well. I hate it, but I had always put it off. Mainly because it can be quite expensive to fix.

It's quite a big hallway. We originally had a quote for about £600 (not including the plaster) but there's someone I know who says they can do it for £400. My budget could stretch (just), but I don't want to do it if I'm not going to get the money back in value iykwam?

It doesn't contain asbestos, I know that. It's just ugly. The rest of the house is fine and we've just newly plastered the second bedroom.

Cellardoor23 Wed 28-Jun-17 12:54:58

This is a picture of what the walls look like.

Cellardoor23 Wed 28-Jun-17 13:00:12

Meant to add the quote isn't including the ceiling, just the walls.

wowfudge Wed 28-Jun-17 14:10:01

If you have proof it doesn't contain asbestos, I wouldn't bother if money is tight - you'll need your money for your moving costs.

HipsterHunter Wed 28-Jun-17 14:22:42

Oh wow on the walls?!

It wouldn't put me off the house if that was the only thing that was wrong. But, well, its not a selling point.

drummergirl34 Wed 28-Jun-17 15:44:23

It looks like foreskin...

Cellardoor23 Wed 28-Jun-17 16:06:17

Haha. I know it's awful.

The thing is the hallway would be a potential selling point as it's pretty spacious. So I don't know what to do.

Thank you for all of your suggestions.

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