All true but the surveyor is hired by the buyer. Why is he even discussing the transaction with the seller.
People ask and people talk. What was said between people that no one was present for is really only speculation. So what if the seller said something that the surveyor said? What if the seller lied? It's not a reason that you can avoid paying the surveyor. There is no reason a surveyor can not say what they professionally think is true. The seller may not get a report but you couldn't expect to hide the results and then say the report said something that was not true.
If it was in the report then no one can say it was otherwise unless they choose to face fraud charges. To claim a surveyor said something that was not true is fraud. If the report said something in your favor as a buyer you just know you would reveal it and show the report. Should the surveyor say it was a wreck and worthless would you renegotiate? I would walk away. If the buyer has a contracted price then the surveyor can say anything he wants and the buyer can accept, reject, or renegotiate. The buyer has a contract
. You can't renegotiate because you think you can take advantage of a seller by claiming the report said what it did not. You signed a contract
. You have the right to walk away. The seller can not or be in breach of contract!
The buyer holds all the cards. You just don't get to re shuffle the deck
and blame the surveyor.
Having been on both sides of the deal over the years, sometimes the surveyor helps you and sometimes they just close the deal. All the rest you walk away from.