Barnet is a North London Borough in an elevated position, and is well served by the Northern and Piccadilly Tube Lines, as well as having the M1 & other major A-roads running through it. There are various collections of small shops, cafes, bars, etc. with the countryside being easily accessible. The Brent Cross Shopping Centre was the first of it’s kind in the UK in 1976 and houses all the major big name stores – the car park was used in the filming of the James Bond film, “Tomorrow Never Dies”
If you are buying a property in Barnet it is advisable to have a pre-purchase damp and timber survey carried out – call Tapco HomeDry first, as we have been established since 1971 and have vast knowledge and experience in treating problems with dry rot and woodworm, rising damp, penetrating damp and water damage. We have carried out thousands of timber & damp surveys and preserved thousands of properties which are now protected by a Tapco guarantee.
If a survey of this nature may has been requested by your lender this can seem a daunting prospect, particularly if you are a first time buyer, but you should be assured that it is common practice and should not deter you from your purchase. It is in your best interests to ensure that the property is free from any damp and timber defects and, remember, that even if such defects were to be found it may be possible to negotiate a reduction to cover the costs.
A Tapco HomeDry qualified timber and damp surveyor will carry out a careful survey and can determine the exact cause of any defects using the latest technologically advanced equipment. You will be issued with a comprehensive report detailing our findings and recommendations for any remedial works required, including images and floor plan.
We are long term members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards). In addition we are a Which? Trusted Trader. For your peace of mind our 20 year guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).
We also offer roof surveys, cavity wall tie surveys, condensation surveys and drain surveys, so call and speak to our friendly knowledgeable team for full details and to schedule an appointment. Don’t take any chances, purchasing property is the biggest investment that most of us will ever make.