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A critical surveyor's report need not be a deal breaker

Carol Tallon Talking Property: You've found your dream home, but the survey reads like the place is about to fall down. Take the time to understand the report and you may be reassured.

30th March, 2014
In recent months I have written at length about the anecdotal rise in fall-through rates for properties -- and family homes in particular -- sale agreed in the Dublin area.

In recent months I have written at length about the anecdotal rise in fall-through rates for properties - and family homes in particular - sale agreed in the Dublin area. There are many reasons for this, however, when it comes to anxious and inexperienced first-time buyers, the surveyor's report tends to be the main cause.

In the Dublin market, the booking deposit is generally paid prior to the structural surveyor going in to assess the...

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