All the above are of course subject to your instruction and requirements as necessary for your purchase. The most important aspect for any survey is whether access within the property is available, surveys will always be limited by things such as dry lining, laminate floor coverings and carpets etc.
However we use none destructive testing with mini cameras, endoscopes and dual mode moisture meters to try and see as much of a property during a survey as we possibly can.
The chances are that you’ve had to pay for a mortgage valuation, (this is for your bank or building society’s benefit), or you might have paid for a chartered surveyor to carry out a ‘home buyers report’. If a damp,Â timberÂ and or wall tieÂ report has been specified as a result of these reports this is because the surveyor has identified a potential problem that needs further investigation by a specialist. A suitable example is that you go to your GP with a problem, if he or she isn’t sure how to deal withÂ it they will refer you to a consultant who specialises in the specific problem.
Nothing in life is free! So In a word YES,Â PRS will make a reasonable charge based upon the scope of the required survey and depends on the area, the size of the property and what you want us to inspect, costsÂ usually range between Â£40 – Â£250.
The fee isÂ dependant on the property size and extent of the survey required.Â PRS charge for the simple reason thatÂ ifÂ there isn’t a problem (i.e. an opportunity for us to quote for work) we will tell you.Â Â Most importantly, if we think a job does NOT need doingÂ – then we’ll tell you!Â so you get an opinion not a sales pitch. As such our report is independant of cover the need to cover the cost by finding work to be undertaken. We view you as a client to be given best advice.
A company doing free damp and timber surveys still needs to cover their cost, how do they do this? there is no free lunch!
All of our surveyors hold the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) industry qualification,Â and our specialist below ground water proofing surveyor holds the CSSW (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing) qualification, PRS are also members of the Property Care Association (PCA)Â and therefore have achieved theÂ high standardsÂ required of membership andÂ are vetted on a regular basis to ensure these standards are met.The company has traded since 1981,Â PRS have guarantees that have run their duration for 20/30 years,Â PRSÂ offer insurance protection for the guarantees via the GuaranteeÂ Protection Insurance (GPI)Â is the guarantee offered by others as safe as ours? PRS through the PCA offer the Trust mark standard.