Damp proofing work not necesssary
I was contacted by a client who was buying an A-listed basement flat within Edinburgh World Heritage Site to say they had a mortgage retention for £12,500 +vat for damp proofing works after recommendations by a national damp proofing company who diagnosed rising damp! After a consultation with me they had a better understanding of the real issues and the detrimental effect of the proposed works, especially as it appears damp proofing works had been done before this which will be contributing to the conditions.
Our bank asked specifically for a report made by a damp and timber specialist who would be able to carry the works afterwards...
...We followed your advice and have now our mortgage offer, which is not subject to any damp works, yay! The damp specialist report recommended +£12,500 ExclVAT damp proofing works and ugly silicon injection !
We are still waiting for the sellers previous damp works documentation and are worried to discover what might have been done... The home report questionnaire indeed stated that ceramic air bricks had been placed to the base of the walls but not sure that was it...
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