A swimming pool surveyed before you buy your new property may save you money in the long run than to find out after you have purchased the home without a survey to find that there are defects that need addressing.and adds additional costs that you haven't budgeted for!
Placing an offer in on a house that has a swimming pool
Nobody wants to spend out any more on a house purchase than we have too, but is it worth the risk to know that the pool is or isn’t in reasonable sound condition?
You may have to pay out thousands of pounds later, for major repairs or faults you were not aware of when you bought the property.
It’s also a good idea to look over the swimming pool yourself as this can give you some idea of its condition. However a trained eye may show up problems with the swimming pool which you may not pick up on.
The Property Information forms helps the buyer as it contains several questions concerning the property. In the questionnaire, the seller is expected to provide information about all the aspects of the home such as, where the boundaries are, any continued neighbour disputes, building alterations, planning control. local authority permissions, etc.
The world of house selling is guided by this important rule ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘let the buyer beware’.
This means the onus is on the house buyer to find out as much about the property as possible.
This is why a property survey is one vital element in the home buying process.
So a surveyor can only find out a limited amount of information about a property and the buyer must rely on the honesty and integrity of the seller.to disclose any problems about the home known to them.
The same is to be said about swimming pools. There is again as with the home buyers survey a limited amount of information that a pool condition report can reveal but a good surveyor should be able to identify most tell tale problems and defects that are visible to the eye..
If the pool is leaking or there are problems known to the seller then there is an obligation to declare these by the seller in the TA6 sellers form.
On the day and time of an inspection, we do not to carry out pipe pressure testing or leak testing as these tests have the potential to be tampered with.
An example is the water level test to see if the pool water level drops over 24 hour period and has been tampered during that period by topping up with additional water to make it look like the pool is not leaking..
We do not recommend that any swimming pool should be emptied.
If a swimming pool has tested for no leaks at the time of the inspection then these test have the potential to be tampered with. We will however advise if we believe further investigations are needed in the report.
The survey would be purely observational and objective this means there will be no operating of any switch or mechanical gear (especially the on/off switch, valves, heating and multiport) related to any part of the property or swimming pool by us. Also we do not move objects or contents or remove secured items or electrical fitting to gain access. This is a visual inspection of the swimming pool only
However should the vendor or a responsible authorised person(s) wish to operate the pool system on the day of inspection this would be entirely the sellers decision. The buyer should possibly ask the vendors if the swimming pool will be operational and all covers and accessories removed or rolled back by the seller for the surveyor to observe only the operation of the filtration and swimming pool on the day of inspection.
The survey is a snapshot of the swimming pool on the day and time of inspection.
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On offer is a basic report which is an initial visual inspection of the swimming pool before you buy the property.
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