Hi there. Thankyou to everyone who has offered me advice. It has been greatly appreciated. I rang and spoke to our solicitor's secretary this morning regarding the bldg insp. The house we are buying has a problem with missing tiles. The insp is on Friday and the date for all conditions is the following Wednesday. As has been suggested to me, if the inspection shows up any problems then I would be looking at further negotiations with the vendor regarding price etc before this final date. Obviously, I won't know until the inspection is done if there are any problems, so was holding off getting in a builder to give me a quote for the bathroom problem until the insp is completed, in case there is other areas in need of a quote to repair. I wondered what usually happens re: timing of builder. I asked the secretary about this and, on conferring with others in the office (solicitor unavailable at the time), she said that she had never heard of anyone doing this. Apparently, all of the buyers that they had represented had simply said that "yes, there are a couple of problems with the inspection, but we're happy with it" and had never gone any further. She did suggest that I contact the agent to discuss this. I don't think there's much point in doing much until I have the report, however. Also there are tenants in place. I think that timing is going to be pretty tight, (3 business days between inspection and date for contract to go unconditional), for me to get a builder in to give a quote for repairs, but still I was surprised. Any ideas/thoughts?