Most damp and timber problems in the home go largely unnoticed until the property comes up for sale and is surveyed on the instructions of either the mortgage lender or the buyer. This is when Peter Cox is often recommended to carry out a specialist damp and timber survey.
Damp and timber defects found before contracts are signed can often delay the sale or result in the re-negotiation of the buying price. So before you put your house on the market, why not consider commissioning a Property Health Check by one of Peter Cox’s qualified surveyors?
This will alert you to any issues that you may prefer to disclose at the outset to any prospective buyer and avoid any last minute surprises that could cause a buyer to withdraw. If you decide to remedy any problems before the sale, then you will have the assurance of holding a reliable long term treatment guarantee which can be assigned to new owner.
In England and Wales Home Information Packs (HIPs) have been discontinued but in Scotland houses have to be marketed with a Home Reports which includes a home report survey, an energy report and a property questionnaire.
How homeowners can prepare…
In both countries it makes sense for home owners to assemble in advance a pack of useful information so that they are ready whenever they decide it is time to move. Peter Cox Survey Reports, treatment / repair specifications and Guarantees will all prove useful information for a prospective buyer, so home owners are advised to keep them in a safe place in the meantime.
“We could not fault Peter Cox employees; my wife and I would recommend them to our friends and colleagues.
K Nuttall, Bakewell
June 22nd, 2009