Should We Pay For A Pre Purchase Damp & Timber Survey ?
16 February 2017
The Essentials Of A Damp and Timber Report
You’re looking to purchase your ideal home. It’s big enough for what you need, the nearby school’s are outstanding and the local pub down the road does the job. But, in the midst of the all the perpetual property procedures you need to go through, you’ve just been told you need a Damp and Timber report.
One of the most popular requests from our customers is to provide a Damp and Timber report. Most mortgage providers, banks or building societies will request the survey to be carried out by a credible organisation. The Property Care Association (PCA) is the body that credible damp, timber and waterproofing specialists such as ourselves are members of. By choosing an organisation who are part of the Property Care Association, you can rest assured that they have undergone rigorous checks to achieve and retain membership.
Damp and Timber Survey Cost
As with most industries, the old saying “you get what you pay for” applies. There are many organisations that may be able to offer you a ‘cost free’ survey, but when you hear those words it may be time to ask a few questions. Will a free survey give you the same in-depth survey and report as a paid for survey?
At Timberwise, however, we pride ourselves on providing fair, honest and affordable surveys; this is achieved by considering a number of variables when formulating a survey fee, including;
- Property size
- Type of survey
When using Timberwise, you will receive a straightforward report detailing our findings and recommendations, devoid of any sales jargon. Our surveyors are equipped with the correct training & qualifications to survey and produce reports in a professional manner. Timberwise surveyors undertake hours of training and deal with a variety of damp issues on a day-to-day basis, so you can have peace of mind that your property is in expert hands.
In some circumstances, our survey fee may be refundable against the work carried out, accompany this with the benefit of our long-term guarantees, the idea of a paid survey is certainly becoming more appealing. Even more so when you consider The Timberwise name has outlived two lifetimes worth our guarantees – something we are extremely proud to say.
We also strongly advise on taking a look at customer reviews. This will allow you to gauge the professionalism of the company and how efficiently and responsive they are to their customers. As you know when purchasing a new property; time, efficiency and responsiveness are key factors that can help smooth the process.
When it comes to making one of the largest investments in your lifetime, your property, try to equate the initial cost of the survey compared with the long-term benefits of using an accredited company. As ever, our customer service team are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. You can call us on 0800 288 8660 or simply fill out our Request A Survey form.