We are trying to buy a house. We had a RICS level 3 done last week.
The house is a doer upper for sure (previously rented/ empty for months) but things have come up on the survey that we hadn't accounted for. We did get £25k off the asking price but we didn't budget for some of the issues. It had been on the market for 4 months before we offered.
We had accounted for:
- new render to the front, as it's visually damaged
-new kitchen & bathroom as not useable
-new floors as floorboards etc.
We had not accounted for:
-4 of the windows are so broken that they don't open. They looked fine.
-the back door, the leaf door is soo broken it doesn't open. The agent only opened 1 door when we viewed.
-the lock on the font door is misaligned and hard to open & shut. The agent opened/ shut when we weren't around.
-the left boundary fence is beyond repair and needs replacing. Can't be seen behind bushes.
-the boiler is only a few years old has been tested and is in bad repair/ not working well.
Do you think we should suck it up as part of the refurbishments? Or should we try and negotiate as we didn't expect these costs?