BISF Close to completion on BISF house
- Hi everyone
so I’m moving back to uk from Europe after 7 years away and have an agreed sale at 75k on a BISF house…I only found out it was a BISF house when I asked the estate agent if they knew year of build for Buildings Insurance purposes. The agent asked the vendor who didn’t know year of build but said it was a steel framed house.
since then I have been on a crash course of discovery and found this website and read through many articles and forum posts and replies and I have found this website and it’s contributors absolute invaluable…Thankyou ❤️
The reason I know it’s a BISF house is through reading Marc’s ID articles and one contributor here lives on the same crescent 😀
The house has been upgraded with new roof and pvc double glazing and patio doors and new roof on the lobby and recent gas central heating boiler.
I don’t think I can go far wrong and was going to buy without a survey…
the house was bought on a right to buy 20 plus years ago and the council transferred their remaining housing stock to agencies in 2008.
I think the ‘level 3’ survey I have booked is unlikely to investigate the only 2 points I’d like to know about namely the stanchions either end of the gable wall at the bottom.
How do I go about approaching the vendor to ask if the surveyor could make a borehole to put a camera in…?
And how do I offer to pay for the repair of the borehole before I’ve completed the transaction? Does the surveyor do this and then bill me for the repair…?
Or am I just best to go with my gut instinct that this is a really good buy and look at the stanchions when it’s mine ?
(if I was the vendor I know I wouldn’t agree to the render being stripped back and I’d probably be reluctant to have boards removed…I might agree to a borehole and camera)
hope this post makes sense…it’s my first post