We are just recovering from losing out on the purchase of another good buy to let property (see our previous post). However whilst we were parked in the street, we spotted some other properties for sale by other estate agents.
So less than 5 minutes after hearing the property we were targeting had sold, we contacted the estate agent for the other property. So by Tue 26/07/2011 at 11:34, we had received log on details to the Home Inspection website for the new property.
It was later that day before I got a chance to try out the logon to the Home Inspection portal, which didn’t work. At 19:27 that evening, I had to contact the estate agent with the following message: “Not sure if you have given me the seller’s log on details. When I get to the site, I can’t download any documents, but I can fill in the Questionnaire…”
On Wed 27/07/2011 at 9:36 we received the following email:
“thanks for e-mail. They are the correct details but if you can go back on the site after a couple of days as our client has a couple of things to do first regarding the Home Report, then it will be completed and ready for viewing. Sorry for the delay!
Remember my previous comments about estate agents adding no value and generally being a waste of time….
Wed 27/07/2011 at 11:50 – I was informed “the Home Report should be live today for the above property.”
Unfortunately, the home report showed several serious issues. Also the other flat in this road had just sold on Monday for £5000 less than this flat and was in much better condition, so we don’t think we will proceed with this particular property.
Please see separate article on understanding an home report and how to determine if a property is worth the effort to resolve the defects identified in a home inspection report.