15:29 PM, 28th October 2014, About 8 years ago 5
Recently I obtained the services of a structural engineer to undertake a structural survey on a buy to let I have owned for a number of years.
This is following a mortgage valuation survey undertaken by a perspective buyer, during this they identified some small structural movement in the 100 year old pre war victorian terrace.
The Structural engineer has provided a report which has compounded matters through it’s inaccuracy and has completely killed the sale. In the report the engineer has put the movement down to a collapsed drain running along the length of the foundations without having any evidence what so ever. He has then put in standard remedial remedies including horizontal bed jointing, re plastering and monitoring for further movement.
Following this I contacted Severn Trent and had a drain survey conducted which proved that the drains are in fact fine. With my limited building knowledge of pre war victorian terraces (having owned and lived in quite a few) I would put the movement down to the passage of time, the method of construction and the odd bomb or two during the war.
I contacted the engineer to inform him of the further drain survey and to inform him that his report needs amending as it is not correct and he is refusing to amend it. What should I do?
As I have said previously the buyer has now pulled out and I am back to square one.
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