Building inspection results...

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Damarcus11, 16th Nov, 2019.

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  1. Damarcus11

    Damarcus11 Well-Known Member

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    So I've just received the building inspection report which stated that the front and back balcony of a property are both unsafe.

    I am extending the building check date, and asking a builder for a quote for demolishing both balconies, and sealing up the walls.

    Does anyone have an estimate about how much this will cost? And is it a standard process to renegotiate the sale price with the current owners to take the required renovations into account?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    'unsafe' - why? Is it about to fail or fall down? Is the handrail non compliant?

    No-one could hazard a guess without more information.
     
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  3. Damarcus11

    Damarcus11 Well-Known Member

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    The handrails are non compliant, there is severe rust in the support beams, and large cracks in the concrete. The inspector implied that I would have to either replace the balconies or demolish them.
     
  4. Lindsay_W

    Lindsay_W Well-Known Member

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    Generally yes, gives you some leverage to negotiate
     
  5. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve given my thoughts on the other thread about this problem. I think you should replace rather than remove them and renegotiate after you get a quote to do so (or move on from this one).
     
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