Your buying you’re ideal home, you’ve agreed the price with vendor, you’re mortgage company have sent the chartered surveyor to inspect and value the property, the report comes through and it says you need a specialist the asses damp and timber as high reading were recorded on some walls. Do not worry this is a very popular request over 75% of house survey this is the request, That is where we come into our own because you are now doubting whether this is the dream home or not. We will give you a honest report that will give you peace of mind that the house has been inspected thoroughly and no nasty surprises when you move in, There is a small fee for this but when thinking of the investment you are making this fee has now come even smaller.
We are not a rising damp specialist we are damp specialists which covers all aspects of building construction including something as simple as ventilation issues to poor cavity wall insulation
All the above are of course, subject to your instruction and requirements.The most important aspect of any survey is whether access within the property is available. Surveys will always be limited by things such as dry lining, laminate floor coverings, carpets, furniture and fixed items like radiators and kitchen units. However our members use mini cameras, endoscopes and dual mode moisture meters to try and see as much of a property during a survey as they possibly can.
The chances are that you’ve had to pay for a mortgage valuation, (this is for your bank or building societies benefit), or you might have paid for a chartered surveyor to carry out a ‘Homebuyer’s report’. If a damp & timber report has been specified as a result of these reports this is because the surveyor has identified a potential problem that needs further investigation by a specialist. A suitable example is that you go to your GP with a problem, if he or she isn’t sure how to deal with it they will refer you to a consultant who specialises in the specific problem.
Nothing in life is free! So in a word, YES, we will make a charge, this depends on the location, the size of the property and what you was us to inspect, the cost usually range between £75 - £250 + VAT – sometimes this may be more, sometimes less. We charge for the simple reason that if there isn’t a problem (i.e an opportunity for us to quote for work) we will tell you
Fortunately this bit is simple! Contact Damp Services Direct by clicking on the button and giving us as much information as possible.
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