Pre-purchase / mortgage specialist damp and timber surveys and reports for clients in the process of buying / re-mortgaging a property where it has been advised, as a condition of the mortgage / equity release offer or requested due to high damp meter readings being reported and highlighted in a homebuyers surveyors report.. We are also asked by many home owners to carry out in-depth assessments of their property regarding any rising dampness & timber decay problems before putting their house up for sale.
We know that buying & selling houses & flats can be a very nerve-racking (and expensive!) process; therefore it is important to obtain good professional independent advice all the way through the purchasing and mortgage application process. Our experienced and friendly staff are here to help and advise you should you have any queries.
A combined damp & timber survey involves a thorough internal and external inspection of the property. The external inspection is to locate the position and type of any physical damp- proof course and identify any potential defects, to check external ground levels, rainwater systems, blocked air bricks sub floor ventilation, drainage and any other maintenance issues which could allow water ingress to occur.
Internally, accessible ground floor walls are tested with moisture testing equipment to ascertain any dampness, both high & low moisture meter readings are recorded on a sketch plan which will accompany a specialist damp report.