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    • jadebee
    • By jadebee 16th Jun 17, 8:46 PM
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    Evidence of dampness to ground floor walls
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    • 16th Jun 17, 8:46 PM
    Evidence of dampness to ground floor walls 16th Jun 17 at 8:46 PM
    On my mortgage valuation it has a notice that there is evidence of dampness to down stairs walls

    My question is, theyre still stating the house is worth the asking price, so is this likely to be anything to worry about. Of course I will get a survey carried out but should I be worried?
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    • browneyone
    • By browneyone 16th Jun 17, 9:19 PM
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    Our valuation report said somthing similar and the lender asked for a damp and timber survey to be carried out but as he can't lift carpets and laminate flooring it can be somewhat limited. We paid £45 for a survey and quoted £390 for treatment.
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    • By jadebee 16th Jun 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:27 PM
    Thank you for the reply.

    The mortgage company haven't asked for it to be done. It's just recommended. Weird.

    I'm going to chill out about it get the survey. If it was anything sinister the mortgage company would be all over it wouldn't they?
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th Jun 17, 11:04 PM
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    You need an independent damp and timber specialist for this survey, not a damp-proofing company, who will definitely find damp and then offer to treat it!

    A valuation survey is pretty cursory and therefore no hint has been given as to the cause of apparent dampness. There are many, including the lifestyles of occupants, so this is something that might, or might not, be an easy fix. As the lender is happy to go ahead at the price agreed, it probably isn't a large problem.
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    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 17th Jun 17, 9:44 AM
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    • 17th Jun 17, 9:44 AM
    It is usually an outside problem, ground level to high, bridging the damp proof course, vegitation growing up the wall, leaking downpipe etc. Usually simple to fix.
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