Buying or Selling a Property
A timber and damp survey should always be considered when selling or buying an older property, in fact, it is often a requirement of a Home Buyers Report, or mortgage valuation, from a bank or building society. When carrying out a structural survey or valuation, an RICS surveyors will often include basic information about the condition of timbers and problems with damp, but will more often than not, advise that a more in-depth survey be carried out by a specialist PCA (Property Care Association) company, such as Tapco HomeDry. Using a company who is not a member of the PCA should never be considered and is unlikely to be accepted by your lender.
WHY HAVE A SURVEY?
Damp and timber problems can sometimes be difficult to spot with an untrained eye and it’s not until a professional, in-depth survey is carried out, that the full extent become apparent. If you are buying a property, especially an older one, it is important to know what defects there are and the extent of them, this way you can renegotiate your offer and the repairs can be undertaken straight away. A thorough investigation carried out by a Tapco HomeDry surveyor, will not only highlight any timber and damp issues, but also any damp related building defects the property may have, so the risk of further damp is eliminated.
Our surveys are comprehensive and involve inspecting and probing accessible flooring and roofing timbers, taking random, surface moisture readings to the accessible walls, and reporting on the presence and extent of defects, such as woodworm, wet rot, dry rot, rising damp and all aspects of moisture ingress, whether they are from the roof, the ground or anywhere in-between. You will receive our very detailed report and our recommendations to carry out thorough methods of treatment and remedial work, to completely eradicate the problems. We only use the most up to date and safest of preservatives and materials, in accordance with PCA guidelines and good building practice.
WHY TAPCO HOMEDRY?
We have been trading continuously 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 an ISO 9001:2015 quality management company, a Which? Trusted Trader and our guarantees can be protected by GPI (Guarantee Protection Insurance)