If you can’t get a price reduction, ask for more to be included in the purchase price
- ask for more to be included to be included in the purchase price. These could include carpets and curtains or even white goods such as fridge freezers, ovens and the like.
- the seller may not place a high value on these but if you were planning to quickly replace them this could save significant sums of money, certainly in the hundreds of pounds.
- if there are items in the survey for which the seller is not prepared to reduce the price, perhaps he/she would be willing to have the issue rectified instead, on the basis that it will costs less that way. At least then the cost of remedial works does not fall to you.
Always be prepared to ask, its free and you never know!