Buying or Selling a Property

If you are thinking of buying or selling an older property and it doesn’t have a current damp proofing or timber treatment guarantee, you would be well advised to have it surveyed by a  Property Care Association (PCA) qualified damp & timber surveyor. Maybe this is a requirement of your home buyers report, or your lender because the RICS surveyor considers there may be a problem. If any of these are the case, your lender has probably insisting that a more in-depth survey has to be carried out by a specialist PCA company, such as Tapco HomeDry Ltd

Why is a Damp or Timber Survey so important?

An RICS building survey rarely includes lifting flooring or floorboards so it is not an in-depth investigation, Although having another survey carried out may seem like an inconvenience, it is in your best interest to know exactly what remedial work is required and how much it is going cost ideally before you exchange contracts. This way you  will have the oppotunity to renegotiate your offer and the repairs can possibly be undertaken before you move in.

Tapco HomeDry investigations are thorough and where possible will include lifting floorboards and inspecting and probing the flooring and roof timbers to test for decay. We will also take random, surface moisture readings to the accessible walls, to test the levels of moisture and report on what has caused any damp problem. Some of the defects we report on are items such as Woodworm, Wet-Rot, Dry-Rot, Rising Damp, Condensation and all aspects of Penetrating Damp, from below the ground to the roof and anywhere in-between, all of which need to be prevented.

Why you are safe with us?

We have been continuously trading since 1971 and our surveyors are qualified to the high standards of the Property Care Association (PCA). Their qualifications, combined with the company’s vast amount of training and experience, mean you can be confident you have chosen a company you can trust. We do not pay our surveyors commission and for your further piece of mind, we are a certified ISO 9001:2015 quality management company, a long term member of the PCA (Property Care Association), a member of the BWA (Basement Waterproofing Association) and rated as ‘Excellent’ by Trustpilot. For your piece of mind, for a single premium our guarantees can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI)

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