Buying an older property without having a damp and timber survey shouldn’t be considered
London standing proudly on the River Thames is the capital and most highly populated city of England and the UK, with a diverse range of housing stock including beautiful historic period properties.
If you are considering purchasing an older property in London, it is advisable to have a pre-purchase damp and timber survey carried – call Tapco HomeDry first, as we have been established since 1971 and are acknowledged as one of London, Surrey and Home Counties most thorough and respected specialists 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.
A survey of this nature may have 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 this is common practice and should not deter you from your purchase. It is important 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.If the current owner advises that there are guarantees we strongly advise you to check which areas of the property have been treated – do not assume that the entire property is covered! Also make sure that any company is still trading, so the guarantee remains valid.
A Tapco HomeDry qualified timber and damp surveyor can carry out a thorough survey of your proposed purchase in London and tests to determine the exact cause of any defects. You will be issued with a very detailed report detailing our findings and recommendations for any remedial works required, including images and floor plan
Don’t take any risks or shortcuts, your property is most likely the biggest investment you will ever make. 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).