Can I have a sense check from someone? We're close to purchase on a house which had a few things come up in the survey that we had looked into further by specialists - which ended up with us asking for a ~1.5% reduction on purchase price. These were things recommended by (for example) gas safe engineer/electricians as 'requiring urgent remedy' as well as a few bits of work to address condensation in the loft and minor penetrating damp.
Firstly - how reasonable is it to expect a reduction for such things? I know the answer is ultimately how long is a piece of string/how badly do we want the property - but we are trying to act in good faith, but without screwing ourselves.
Secondly - the estate agent has come back with a "non-negotiable" final figure which is way off from the reductions we asked for - "non-negotiable" is just estate agent guff right?
1st time buyers so don't know if the estate agent is just twisting the screws or if we're being unrealistic. We've had 2 fall through so really cba to lose this one.