Flat Roof Replace and Rough Cost

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I'm a sorry this turned into a bit of a fight, it really wasn't the intention.

For me, the advice to pull up the existing boards, replace firrings (even if there were any in the first place, doesn't seem so to me), replace the boards and then cover with EPDM seems reasonable. It's a roof that's then re-covered and will last the expected remaining life of the extension itself.

If a buyer would then want to argue "it needs a new roof" or "it needs a pitch roof" or anything like that, they simply go find another house, which, no doubts they will. I have had it before with buyers saying "the bathroom needs re-tiling" or "the garden needs the paving removing, the ground leveling and grass putting down", etc. These are things I respond with, "no, these are things YOU WANT improving, not what is needed".

I've seen people try to argue "it needs more plug sockets and that will cost X so I want that taking off, those internal doors have glass and I have kids so they need changing, I want money off". Those people can go somewhere else!

I realise this might wind a few up here but please, it's not my intention, I simply want the best deal for me and a proper but simple re-cover of a flat roof that will last 10 years or so, I can't see how that would mean stiffing someone else.
 
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Look at it another way. What if the main roof was in need of complete re-tiling. As the owner, are we saying the correct thing to do is absorb the cost of these works prior to putting the house on the market? I'd say put it on the market with the existing roof and negotiate with potential buyers from there.
 
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I was under the impression any existing faults in a house for sale are legally obliged to be declared by the seller. Is that the case?
 

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