Only threaten to pull out of a house purchase if you mean it, as they may call your bluff and the sellers may put their house back on the market. Having said that, the threat to pull out of house purchase may be enough to kick them into action, especially if the sale is important to them.
Zoopla confidence levels range from low confidence, which means they don’t have enough data on the property to be confidence about the estimated price vs their high confidence level, which means they do have enough data on the property to be confidence about the estimated price.
How you find damp when viewing a house includes using your sense of smell to pick up any musty damp smells in the property, looking for the appearance dark patches or for mould or mildew on the internal walls, floors or ceilings, or the lifting of wallpaper and condensation on windows.
The only reason you’ll find damp in a house after purchasing it is if you didn’t have a full survey done to uncover any damp problems. A basic survey or a valuation report will not necessarily uncover any damp problems, so caveat emptor or buyer beware and do your checks before you buy.
Mouseprice valuations are not accurate, as the primary source of its calculations is HM Land Registry’s price paid dataset, which is often months behind from when properties were sold. If a property hasn’t sold for a while, and has since been upgraded, its Mouseprice value will be completely wrong.
Zoopla estimates are only as accurate as the data that drives the calculations, which is based on HM Land Registry, Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey and Registers of Scotland. But the data the estimates use is often out of date and estimated values aren’t correct as they don’t include property upgrades.