Should I provide a copy of my survey report to the Estate Agent?« Back to Questions List

I have had a survey completed on a house I'm buying and the Surveyor has found some defects, I'm probably going to pull out. The Estate Agents have asked me to give them a copy of the report, should I do so?
Posted by TotallyMoving
Asked on August 7, 2014 6:52 pm

This is a common request from Estate Agents in my opinion and I’d suggest not. Why not, well why do they want it? Remember the agent for the seller is exactly that, acting for the seller. The more information you provide them with the more likely they are to use it against you in negotiations.

Okay you say, but if I don’t give them a copy then how can I prove that the Surveyor found defects? Simply give them snippets of the document (as long as your Surveyor is happy for you to do so, remember he/she likely still holds the copyright on the document).

Progressing this way allows you to retain control of the flow of YOUR information. You merely give them the information they need, that way they won’t pass on the full survey report to the Vendor and as such won’t be able to pick out any good points the Surveyor has mentioned. Remember YOU HAVE PAID for the survey, not them.

Posted by Jake the Rake
Answered On August 7, 2014 6:58 pm