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Cracks in ceiling and wall plus odd second ceiling installed

Postby dkl_uk » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:26 pm


I'm a new house buyer and saw a house today that I'd like to put an offer down on, but this is the first time I've seen these two things.

Firstly the upstairs landing ceiling has been brought down and for some reason they've used the sort of polystyrene celing tiles you normally see in an office.
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I was intrigued as to why that was there and pushed a tile up, and I spotted cracks in the ceiling and running down the wall. Most of the wall is covered in wallpaper so there's no way to see how far down the cracks go, and I only got a small glimpse of the ceiling to be able to take a photo. The cracks to me are 'extensive' and are not straight which suggests after a quick Google that this isn't just plaster moving about.
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I've added black lines to help highlight where the cracks are on the image. I can upload better quality ones but the file size restriction on the forum gets in the way a bit.

I suspected maybe it's just a cheaper alternative to getting spotlights installed in a ceiling, but the entire ground floor has been extended out to quite some degree so it doesn't appear that they've run out of money for the sake of some spotlights.

Would it be too risky to put an offer down on this property?
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