Why Do I Need A Specialist?
There are a number of reasons why you might need a specialist to undertake a damp and timber survey. Often a specialist damp and timber survey will be recommended within your homebuyers’ survey (and is therefore, a requirement of the mortgage lender) when purchasing a new property or re-mortgaging. You will need a specialist surveyor to investigate and properly diagnose any issues there may be in the property, as there can be a range of different problems with various methods of treatment.
It is essential that you investigate any potential signs of dampness or timber decay as soon as possible. If caught early, the treatment can be relatively fast and inexpensive. If not addressed, small problems can soon escalate and require more extensive treatment works.
Whilst your building surveyor will be able to recognise the signs of dampness or decay, it will then be essential to employ a specialist damp and timber surveyor, who will investigate the full extent and nature of the issue, as well as offer an appropriate solution.