Buying or Selling a Property
If you are thinking of buying or selling an older property and it doesn’t have a current damp or timber guarantee, you would be well advised to have it surveyed by a PCA (Property Care Association) qualified damp & timber surveyor. Maybe this is a requirement in your home buyers report, or the mortgage valuation from your lender because the RICS surveyor mentioned there could 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.
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 inconvenient, it is in your best interest to know exactly what remedial work is required and how much it is going cost, before you exchange contracts. This way you can renegotiate your offer and the repairs can be undertaken straight away.
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 it. Some of the defects we report on are things such as woodworm, wet rot, dry rot, rising damp and all aspects of penetrating damp, from the ground to the roof and anywhere in-between, all of which need eradicating.
Why you are safe with us?
We have been continuously trading since 1971 and our surveyors are qualified to the high standards of the PCA (Property Care Association). 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 5-Star Which? Trusted Trader, a long term member of the PCA (Property Care Association), a member of the BWA (Basement Waterproofing Association) and our guarantees can be protected by GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance)